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.
Dr. Takiyah R. Wilson Receives Prestigious W.C. Woodward Award from the American Public Health Association
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
The Denver Division of the American Heart Association (AHA) is excited to welcome Ben Miller, vice president of sales, marketing, and business development for Kaiser Permanente, as the new board chairman. Miller brings nearly 20 years of experience in the healthcare space to the AHA and his leadership will be invaluable as we work to
Summer is winding down and back to school is just around the corner! There are backpacks to be bought, summer reading to be finished, supplies to be stocked, and healthy lunches to plan! Back to school time can be stressful for the whole family, check out these tips to keep your head cool and your
We’re working harder than ever to bring mission of the American Heart Association into the Heart of Denver every day. To increase awareness about the dangers of heart disease and stroke and raise critical, lifesaving funds, we’re inviting a group of changemakers to help make lasting impacts on the heart health of the Denver community.
We’re back! Join us on Sept. 10 and 11 for Denver CycleNation at Tivoli Quad. Get yourself in gear, get on your bike, and let’s work together to stop the cycle of heart disease and stroke. CycleNation is a high-energy, relay-style party on stationary bikes. During the event teams of up to eight individuals work
Colorado is one of the leaders in teen e-cigarette use. In Denver, one in five teens say they vape, and many kids falsely believe e-cigarettes and other tobacco products are safe. It’s well known that there is a relationship between smoking and lung cancer, but did you know smoking is also linked to heart disease,
We’re excited to announce an addition to our dynamic Denver team. Please help us in welcoming Dr. Takiyah R. Wilson, Vice President of Health Strategies. Takiyah is dedicated to advancing health equity and is a driven healthcare professional with the skills and mindset to deliver and manage healthcare services through leadership in administration, research, and
On average, one Coloradan dies each hour due to cardiovascular disease. Through year-round campaigns like the Denver Heart Ball, we’re working to raise critical funds that will help us change this stat and make a lasting impact. We recently had the opportunity to come together on May 13 for the digital Heart Ball celebration. While it