American Heart Association

July 1, 2021

Delta Dental of Washington is proud to partner with the American Heart Association (AHA) to raise awareness about the connection between your oral health and heart health.

Because our bodies are complex systems, problems in one area often impact problems in other areas. In fact, studies show that gum disease has been linked to a variety of systemic health conditions, including heart disease.

As part of a partnership for improving the overall health and well-being of those in the Puget Sound area and beyond, Delta Dental is participating in AHA’s Puget Sound Health Equity Council – chaired by Delta Dental of Washington President & CEO Mark Mitchke. The council consists of key corporate leaders working to equitably address health disparities in our community, and a world free from heart disease and stroke.

Guided by the leadership of the Puget Sound Equity Council, AHA is focusing on four key areas, each with an emphasis on equity: women’s health, nutrition security, chronic disease care and prevention, and youth tobacco and vaping prevention. With focus on these key impact areas, together we can improve the health and well-being of those in the Puget Sound area while saving and improving countless lives.

Learn more about the efforts of the American Heart Association.