American Heart Association Overview

Updated:Jan 21,2015

Working to prevent 20,000 heart attacks and strokes in Missouri by 2017

ABOUT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

The American Heart Association (AHA) is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. 

The AHA’s mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases – America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers.

The association funds cutting-edge research, conducts lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocates to protect public health.

One of the many ways the AHA promotes healthier lives is by supporting healthcare professionals’ quest for continuous quality improvement. Get With The Guidelines® is a program that helps ensure consistent application of the most recent American Heart Association/American Stroke Association scientific guidelines for patient treatment. The program includes in-hospital modules for heart failure, stroke, resuscitation and atrial fibrillation, as well as The Guideline AdvantageTM, a program for outpatient practices.

For more information, please visit www.heart.org.

Missouri Million Hearts Calendar

April 1st is National Walking Day - Register to get a free toolkit to use of materials and how-to information for workplaces, schools, individuals and community organizations.  Log on to: www.heart.org/NationalWalkingDay

April 13-17, 2015 is Smoking Cessation Awareness Week in St. Louis. For more information, please contact Sue Hensley: susan.s.hensley@pfizer.com   | 314-503-5451 (mobile)

St. Louis Smoking Cessation Flyer

St. Louis Smoking Cessation Infographic

April 17, 2015 a Most Powerful Voices Gospel Concert & Health Fair is scheduled at Greater Grace Church in Ferguson, MO from 4:30-8:30.  Visit  www.heart.org/stlouis  , or contact Damon Broadus Damon.Broadus@heart.org for more information.

April 30th, is Girls Night Goes Red. At the Edward Jones Headquarters - 12555 Manchester Road in St. Louis, MO. Please join us for a Fun Night raising awareness for Go Red for Women! Please contact Rachelle Bartnick at Rachelle.Bartnick@heart.org  or 314-692-5674.

May is American Stroke Month & High Blood Pressure Month

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