AUSTIN, July 1, 2022 – The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is excited to announce Dr. Caitlin Giesler as the new President of the Board of Directors in Central Texas. Dr. Giesler succeeds Dr. Amin Al-Ahmad who completed his two-year term on June 30.
AUSTIN – What we eat and drink matters to our heart and brain health. While many US food policies and programs are designed to address food insecurity, there is growing consensus that the focus should be broadened to include nutrition security. Nutrition security ensures that everyone has the resources and means to purchase or prepare
AUSTIN – Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure and many don’t know it. Additionally, only about 1 in 4 adults with high blood pressure have their condition under control. When left untreated, it can damage your circulatory system and lead to a heart attack, stroke or other critical health concerns. To address
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
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
The 1928 Master Plan of the City of Austin was the comprehensive city plan where racial segregation was institutionalized by using East Avenue, now known as IH-35, as a dividing line between Black and Latino communities and white communities. This is still seen today where, for example, the Rosewood area in East Austin, has a