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ASH Regional Chapters
Opportunity for Member Participation at the Local Level

ASH Chapters are separately incorporated organizations licensed by the Society to advance the objectives of the American Society of Hypertension, Inc. (ASH) by organizing and conducting educational activities designed to promote and encourage the development, advancement, and exchange of scientific information in all aspects of research, diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, and related cardiovascular diseases in its geographical region.

Chapters will have a local impact on hypertension education by exercising a key role in promoting public awareness, prevention, timely detection and management of hypertension and related cardiovascular disease.

To promote hypertension awareness, detection, treatment and control in the areas served by the Chapters.
To develop and implement hypertension outreach community initiatives to address state and local constituencies
To provide special patient population groups, e.g., children, African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, etc., with current information and programs to increase awareness of hypertension and current clinical treatment strategies.
To provide educational opportunities in current hypertension research and clinical treatment strategies for primary care physicians, physician specialists, and Designated Specialists in Clinical Hypertension
To encourage physicians to become Designated Specialists in Clinical Hypertension, while promoting the recognition and utilization of current specialists
To encourage and guide young clinical investigators to pursue hypertension in their professional career development.
To serve as an advocate with state and local government and third party payers for appropriate reimbursement for hypertension care.
To promote hypertension-teaching modules for medical students as an integral component of the medical school curriculum based on the Core Curriculum for Clinical Hypertension.
To identify funding sources for hypertension research & education for local scientists, physicians, clinical investigators, and health care professionals in training.
To recruit new members for the National Society.

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ASH Chapters

Current Society Chapters

Carolinas, Georgia & Florida Regional Chapter
(Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina)
Incorporated June 18, 2001.
Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter
(Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia)
Incorporated May 3, 2001.
Eastern Regional Chapter
(Connecticut, New Jersey, New York)
Incorporated November 15, 1985.
On February 21, 2001 the Eastern Hypertension Society voted to become an ASH Regional Chapter.

Gulf Central Regional Chapter
(Alabama, Florida Panhandle, Louisiana and Mississippi)
Incorporated May 9, 2000.

Delaware Valley Chapter
(Delaware and Pennsylvania)
Incorporated in 2005.