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Applications Now Available for ACHA's Newest Research Grants

Monday, Jan 31, 2022

Since launching our emerging research program in 2019, ACHA has invested $300,000 to fund 10 investigations at ACHD centers across the country. We are excited to build upon our commitment to unlocking new discoveries for our patient population, and are thrilled to announce today that grant applications for ACHA’s 2022 Research Awards are now available!

As we announced in 2018, research is a part of our strategic plan with this overall goal: Fund research to improve the lives of CHD patients and future generations in partnership with medical professionals. We remain committed to funding adult CHD research and are dedicated to providing research funds in 2022 and beyond so that we can continue to support the critical research for all adult CHD patients and their family members. 

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ACHA Adds Five New Members to its Medical Advisory Board

Thursday, Jan 13, 2022

The Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) has announced the newest additions to the organization’s Medical Advisory Board (MAB), joining dozens of other medical providers specializing in the field of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) care. ACHA MAB members play a crucial role in offering expert opinions on research and medical developments in ACHD and the needs of the nearly 2 million adults with CHD in the United States to assure that organizational policies meet the highest standards of scientific need and accuracy.

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2021 ACHA Volunteer Award Winners

Monday, Dec 13, 2021

For the second year in a row, we are proud to announce the ACHA annual award recipients! Nominees in the following four categories were submitted by ACHA staff and board members: Fundraiser of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Influencer of the Year, and Organizational Partner of the Year. Once all nominees were submitted, the ACHA Emeritus Board reviewed the nominations and chose the winner for each category.

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ACHA ACHD Accreditation Year-End Update

Thursday, Dec 09, 2021

As 2021 winds down, we reflect back on the accomplishments of the ACHA ACHD Accreditation Program this year. Despite the pandemic, ACHA has continued to move programs forward in the process through virtual site visits and providing valuable feedback to further enhance patient care. We are thrilled to report there are currently 44 programs caring for more than 77,000 patients in a total of 27 states and counting.

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ACHA’s Role in an ACHD Milestone: Board Certification

Monday, Oct 25, 2021

Due to successes in treating congenital heart disease (CHD) in childhood, more children with CHD are surviving to adulthood—resulting in more adults with CHD than children in the United States. The number of adults with CHD continues to grow every year.

From its inception more than 20 years ago, the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) knew our members struggled to find appropriate cardiology care. In 2001, ACHA first endorsed the creation of specialized adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) training.

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A Tribute to Dr. Gary Webb, Longtime ACHA Supporter and ACHD Pioneer

Friday, Oct 22, 2021

We mourn the recent loss of Gary D. Webb, MD, an internationally recognized leader in adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), and avid ACHA supporter and champion for the patient voice. Dr. Webb provided leadership and advice for more than two decades as a valued member of both the ACHA Medical Advisory Board and ACHA Emeritus Medical Advisory Board.

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Board of Directors Recruitment Period Opens

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021

The Adult Congenital Heart Association is currently recruiting highly-qualified candidates to serve on the ACHA Board of Directors (BOD). To learn more about the roles, responsibilities and qualifications for our BOD, please click here.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Ted Wagner

Monday, Aug 16, 2021

A Q&A with the Captain of TEAM BEN HEART WARRIORS and Southern California Walk for 1 in 100 Supporter

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Returning to Your College Campus During COVID-19

Friday, Jul 30, 2021

Colleges and universities are getting ready to have students back on campus for Fall 2021. Some are requiring that all students be vaccinated with one of the COVID-19 vaccines—Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnsonbefore returning to campus. To see if your school is on that list, click here.

Others are recommending, but not requiring, that students get fully vaccinated before the fall semester starts. Most campuses will have a mixture of students who are fully vaccinated and those who are not.

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ACHA Announces 4 New Research Awards

Monday, Jul 12, 2021

ACHA has committed $300,000 to 10 grants in our emerging research program since the program launched just two years ago.

As the only national patient advocacy organization specifically funding adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) research only, ACHA aims to partner with specialized medical professionals to improve patient outcomes for current and future generations of ACHD patients.

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Join us as we walk for the more than 2.5 million people living with congenital heart disease (CHD) across the country.