hidden Thank You Golden City Council for Putting Kids’ Health First

Thank You Golden City Council for Putting Kids’ Health First

To help Colorado’s kids create lifelong, heart healthy habits, the American Heart Association (AHA) is excited to announce that our local advocacy and health strategies teams worked closely with local health organizations and the Golden City Council to put the health of kids first. In late January, the Golden City Council unanimously approved the Healthy

hidden Reclaim Your Rhythm in February During Heart Month

Reclaim Your Rhythm in February During Heart Month

It’s no secret February is all about hearts — but not just the candy kind. It’s also American Heart Month, a time when the nation unites to raise awareness about the dangers of heart disease and stroke. The federally designated event reinforces the importance of heart health and the need for more research, with a

hidden Help us Welcome Back Two Team Members to the Dynamic Denver Team

Help us Welcome Back Two Team Members to the Dynamic Denver Team

We’re so excited to announce the addition of two members to the Denver team, Chloe and Caitlyn. Both are boomerang employees of the American Heart Association (AHA) and we’re thrilled to welcome them back! Please help us in welcoming Chloe Brown, our new Senior Director of the Heart of Denver campaign. In Chole’s role she

hidden Help Us Welcome Kacie Warner, Denver’s New Community Impact Director

Help Us Welcome Kacie Warner, Denver’s New Community Impact Director

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

hidden Dr. Takiyah R. Wilson Receives Prestigious W.C. Woodward Award from the American Public Health Association

Dr. Takiyah R. Wilson Receives Prestigious W.C. Woodward Award from the American Public Health Association

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.

hidden Longmont City Council Puts Health of Kids First and Passes the Healthy Beverages for Children’s Meals Ordinance

Longmont City Council Puts Health of Kids First and Passes the Healthy Beverages for Children’s Meals Ordinance

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