hidden EMPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator

EMPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator

Blog written by Monique Wilson, Vice President for Community Impact, Diversity & Inclusion for the American Heart Association. Got a business idea for improving your community’s health? Imagine using an app to help you recover after a hospital stay. Or one that shows you how to save food destined for a landfill. Every day, clever people

hidden CPR Awareness Week Highlighted All Year with Diocese of Providence

CPR Awareness Week Highlighted All Year with Diocese of Providence

On a Monday night in December, just three weeks before Christmas, hundreds of people filled McVinney Auditorium in downtown Providence. The famed Vienna Boys Choir was performing. With their angelic voices, seasonal holiday songs and Christmas hymns, the musical ensemble drew a large crowd on December 3rd, 2018. Concert-goers entered the auditorium, found their seats

hidden 2019 Rhode Island PE & Me Contest Winners Announced

2019 Rhode Island PE & Me Contest Winners Announced

          The American Heart Association, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (@BCBSRI) and the Rhode Island Foundation were happy to sponsor the 2019 Rhode Island PE & Me Contest! The contest invites all students from across Rhode Island in grades K-5 to design a postcard that shows what they

hidden Exciting Launch of F.A.S.T. Stroke Awareness with Rhode Island Medical Imaging

Exciting Launch of F.A.S.T. Stroke Awareness with Rhode Island Medical Imaging

((L) Dr. Mahesh Jayaraman, Neurointerventional Radiologist, Rhode Island Medical Imaging and (R) Siobhain Sullivan, co-executive director, Rhode Island Medical Imaging forming the letter “A” to spell out the F.A.S.T stroke awareness acronym.)   Standing five feet tall, three feet wide and bright red, our new stroke awareness F.A.S.T. campaign could stop traffic. And that’s the point.

hidden Heartfelt devotion sparks Heart Walk Team Abby’s Adventures

Heartfelt devotion sparks Heart Walk Team Abby’s Adventures

When Carissa Bram laces up her sneakers for the American Heart Association’s Providence Heart Walk on June 2nd, every step she takes will be to support her baby girl.   17-month-old Abigail was born with hypoplastic left-heart syndrome, a rare congenital heart defect (CHD) in which the left side of the heart is underdeveloped. The

hidden New pediatric blood pressure guidelines identify more kids at higher risk of premature heart disease

New pediatric blood pressure guidelines identify more kids at higher risk of premature heart disease

        Hypertension Journal Report  Children who were reclassified as having elevated blood pressure under new American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines are more likely to develop high blood pressure, thickening of the heart muscle and other conditions that increase heart disease risk when they reach adulthood, compared with children who have normal blood

hidden Female mentors make first STEM Goes Red Event memorable

Female mentors make first STEM Goes Red Event memorable

(Clinical Cardiologist and American Heart Association Southern New England Board President Dr. Jennifer Jarbeau and her daughter Madeleine attended the first STEM Goes Red Event in Providence. Below is what Dr. Jarbeau thought of the event, in her own words.)   “My daughter and I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural STEM Goes Red