Atlanta Heart Health Fair: Empowering Heart Health For ALL

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is committed to improving heart health for everyone. In collaboration with Morehouse School of Medicine and with the generous support of Johnson and Johnson, the ACC held the Atlanta Heart Health Fair on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at the Atlanta Technical College - Dennard Conference Center.

The Save Legs. Change Lives.
Mobile Unit travels to communities across the country to increase awareness and education of PAD, offer free PAD screenings, and provide participants with their individual risk score that they can discuss with their doctor. The Mobile Unit uses ABI testing to screen for risk of PAD. This quick, noninvasive test measures blood pressure in the ankle and compares it with blood pressure in the upper arm.

Save Legs. Change Lives. Mobile Unit

The health fair was an opportunity for the community to learn more about heart disease risk factors like peripheral artery disease (PAD), peripheral vascular disease (PVD), hypertension, and high cholesterol – which often disproportionately impact Black and Hispanic/Latinx communities. Local health care providers, ACC leaders and other experts provided education on these risks and best practices for making healthier lifestyle choices.

The goal was to create an informative and empowering event, as we strive to create a healthier and more heart-conscious Atlanta. Together, we can continue to make a significant impact on heart health and well-being for our community and beyond. Many ACC leaders attended the health fair, including Immediate-Past ACC President, Hadley B. Wilson, MD, FACC, and ACC CEO Cathy Gates.

Some highlights include;

  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD) screening from Johnson & Johnson's Save Legs. Change Lives.™ mobile unit
  • A raffle featuring Amazon gift cards and merchandise
  • Information regarding community partners in your neighborhood
  • Healthy snacks
  • Yoga and Tai Chi demonstrations
  • Clinician-led presentations on the signs of a heart attack and stroke and the meaning behind your blood pressure numbers

Find a full list of local participants below.

The Atlanta Heart Health Fair was part of the ACC's broader 2024 Annual Scientific Session, taking place in Atlanta from April 6-8, 2024, and bringing together the global cardiovascular community for the latest science, education and best practices for transforming cardiovascular care for all.


The ACC thanks its supporter for their commitment to the success of this event.
Johnson & Johnson

  ACC Health Equity Digital Toolkit
  ACC Health Equity Digital Toolkit

Health equity is a fundamental human right. Achieving health equity allows everyone to attain the best possible cardiovascular health outcomes. Barriers to achieving health equity often stem from systemic, avoidable and unjust societal factors, structural practices, and discrimination, such as racism. Addressing health disparities that arise from this complex intersection of social determinants of health, including unequal access to healthcare, disparities in health education, environmental factors, and socioeconomic inequities, requires active participation and engagement from individuals, organizations and institutions at all levels. To facilitate community-focused engagement, we have compiled a list of resources to help you get involved.

Atlanta Heart Health Fair Highlights