6 Myths about Congenital Heart Disease
The Adolescent and Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital hosts a number of events throughout the year. We also participate in events held by local partner agencies such as the Adult Congenital Heart Association and the International Society for Adult Congenital Cardiac Disease. Read more below to learn about upcoming and past events.
2014 Central Ohio Congenital Heart Walk/5k Run
Save the Date! Sunday, October 12, 2014 at the Westerville Sports Complex. Learn more about the Congenital Heart Walk.
The Congenital Heart Walk is an exciting, joint effort between the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) and The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF). This national fundraising campaign is designed to support the millions impacted by congenital heart disease in an inspirational day of sharing, fund and caring!
This event is a way to show the nation how a team of inspired individuals can make a difference. Funds raised support the mission of both these national non-profit organizations who are dedicated to improving the quality of life of those impacted by congenital heart disease (CHD).
The Adult Congenital Heart Association offers monthly webinars on a variety of topics. Check out the current and past ACHA webinar schedule.
Nearly 80 advocates, including members from the Columbus Ohio Adult Congenital Heart Disease (COACH) program at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University, gathered in Washington, D.C., for Lobby Day to help drive and lead the long-term care and awareness of congenital heart disease. Hosted by the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) and Mended LittleHearts (MLH), this annual event brings together patients, family members, medical professionals, and supporters from across the country to connect with more than 100 legislative offices.
Key focus areas directed towards lawmakers included:
Additionally, COACH program members met with Senator Sherrod Brown (OH-Democrat), who supports the above legislation. Members who met with the senator and are featured in the Adult Congenital Heart Association Lobby Day video include Curt Daniels, MD, Director of the COACH Program, Marc Cribbs, MD, The Schooler Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellow, Chris Learn, MD, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellow and Patty Woods, APN, Nurse Coordinator.