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AHA Austin participates in first ever Food Insecurity Day Press Conference at St. Edward’s University

AUSTIN, Texas –Speaking from the St. Edward’s University campus in South Austin, Mayor Steve Adler, City Council Members Vanessa Fuentes and Sabino “Pio” Renteria, along with local non-profit organizations including the American Heart Association, are working to remove food access barriers, announced two new city initiatives in the continued fight against hunger and access to

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American Heart Association Announces New Executive Director

AUSTIN, TX — The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Capital Area division is pleased to announce that Drew Thomas has been named its new executive director. Thomas has been an effective fundraiser and champion for health equity since joining the AHA in January 2020 as the Regional Senior Director of Heart Challenge in Austin. “We are

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April is Move More Month!

What are You Doing This Month to Stay Active? Did you know that one in three adults over the age of 50 gets no physical activity outside of work? It’s time to make a change! Physical Activity Tips and Tricks You might ask, how much physical activity do I really need? Check out the American

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Austin’s EmPOWERED to Serve: Eliminating Mental Health Disparities and More

During the pandemic, several people have expressed mental health stressors like losing loved ones, sickness, and unemployment. Minorities are affected the most and disproportionately experience these misfortunes. In fact, people of color are more likely to experience poor educational outcomes, higher unemployment, and poverty, which adds to the list of health stressors. Because a lack

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Our Kids Are Sweet Enough in Austin

The facts on sugary drinks are simple – they pose a real health risk. We know that these drinks are the leading source of added sugars in the American diet and are associated with an increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. We know that kids are drinking far too many of