On Sept. 10 and 11, the Denver community came together for CycleNation to help save lives from stroke and heart disease. Over 600 participants and 30 companies came together to raise over $550,000 that will go towards making a big impact on the heart health of Colorado. During the event, we announced the winner of
Did you know, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women, taking the life of one in three women every year? That’s more than all forms of cancer combined and it’s on the rise impacting younger generations of women. We’re sure you can all agree that losing one woman to heart disease and
We’re excited to announce an addition to our dynamic Denver team. Please help us in welcoming Kacie Warner, new community impact director. Kacie is a public health professional with 10 years of experience in program management and community-based health education and advocacy. Kacie’s nonprofit experience has included work in healthy eating and active living, sustainable
Congratulations to Dr. Takiyah R. Wilson, Vice President of Health Strategies, AHA Colorado, for receiving the prestigious American Public Health Association’s, W.C. Woodward Award. The W.C. Woodward award, named after the associations first Chairman, honors a member who demonstrates leadership and has advanced the practice of health administration through the field of public health. Dr.
Sugary beverage consumption continues to be one of the leading causes of childhood obesity. While Colorado is the least obese state for the adult population, the prevalence of overweight and obese children has risen substantially since 2003. According to data collected by the Healthy Beverage Partnership, a significant factor is that in Colorado, 18.2% of children
Today’s economy and tomorrow’s wellbeing depend on innovations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the four fields collectively known as STEM. Despite women accounting for more than half of the college educated workforce, a troubling gender gap persists in STEM careers. That’s why the American Heart Association (AHA) is proud be working to close the gender gap in STEM