May 1, 2017 3:22 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

May is American Stroke Month

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APA is observing American Stroke Month with our Plan4Health partner the American Heart Association. Annually, stroke causes 133,000 deaths, but 80% of all strokes are preventable. In addition, stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. People have the power to prevent stroke by controlling high blood pressure and taking steps to live a healthier […]

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February 21, 2017 1:48 PMCategory: Health Equity

AHA Cardiovascular Disease Report

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Last week, the American Heart Association released a report about the future of cardiovascular disease. “Cardiovascular Disease: A Costly Burden for America” makes prevalence and cost projections for cardiovascular disease through 2035. It shows that nearly half of the US population will suffer from cardiovascular disease by 2035 with costs projected to exceed $1 trillion. […]

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February 8, 2017 1:18 PMCategory: Health Equity, Nutrition, Physical Activity

February is American Heart Month

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Did you know that about 2,200 Americans die each day from cardiovascular diseases? That’s about one every 40 seconds. Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined. February is American Heart Month, and is an excellent time to educate communities that cardiovascular disease can often be prevented by making healthy choices and […]

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March 18, 2016 1:48 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Shared Use of Community Resources

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Shared use is a strategy that leverages existing community areas for use as recreation spaces for the whole community. By allowing the broader public to have access to resources such as schoolyards, the entire community has increased opportunities for physical activity. Community Commons discusses the potential of shared use in Fair Play: Advancing Health Equity Through Shared […]

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December 15, 2015 5:32 PMCategory: Physical Activity

Partnering4Health: Brain Boosts with the American Heart Association

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In September 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a multi-year initiative to prevent and control chronic disease at the community level. Named the National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention — or Partnering4Health — five organizations are working with selected chapters and affiliates to strengthen health in their communities. A member of […]

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