Celebrate culture! 

We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. 

Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin, and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring that our workforce, workplace and mission have a shared impact across America's diverse populations.

October is Diversity Month. EmPOWERED To ServeTM is the American Heart Association’s multicultural platform creating sustainable solutions and eliminating health barriers in diverse communities across the country.
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Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15th – October 15th!

We are celebrating the many positive contributions of Hispanic Americans. It's also a critical reminder that Hispanic adults are disproportionately affected by heart disease and stroke. More than 48% of Hispanic men and 32% of women have some kind of cardiovascular disease. 

World Stroke Day is October 29th! 

Did you know that stroke – the No. 5 most common cause of death worldwide – is preventable, treatable and beatable?

Learn more about prevention, symptoms, recovery, support and more. 
Not all strokes are alike, learn about the different types of stroke
Learn more about how stroke affects the brain.

A Stroke Survivor Story - Michael Johnson


World Mental Health Day is October 10th.

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.


Lung Health Day is October 25th.

Quit today!

Smoking puts you at higher risk for heart disease and stroke. Learn the risks and quit today.

Kick the habit!

The increase in e-cigarette use, particularly among young people, is a dangerous trend with real health risks.

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    Important dates for October

                                                                                       9/15 - 10/15 - Hispanic Heritage Month

                                                                                       10/10 - World Mental Health Day

                                                                                       10/15 - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

                                                                                       10/25 - Lung Health Day

                                                                                       10/21 – 10/25 - National Health Education Week

                                                                                       10/29 - World Stroke Day

                                                                                       10/31 - Halloween

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