Heart diseases and stroke are the #1 cause of death in North Carolina. Learn about the lifesaving work of the American Heart Association. Since 1924, we have been working to keep you, your loved ones and your community safe from heart disease and stroke.
We're building healthier lives where you live and work and making your community healthier by advocating for key health issues. We train millions of Americans each year in CPR and first aid, and educate healthcare providers every day. Find out more through our online tools, including Go Red For Women, Power to End Stroke, My Heart. My Life, our Youth Programs, and the Heart Hub, our online patient portal for information, tools and resources.
Each year we host multiple events in your area to bring awareness and education about our key issues and to raise support for invaluable heart disease and stroke research. Join in the fight against heart disease and stroke by attending one of our events or volunteering, including joining You're the Cure, hosting a speaker at your next event, distributing materials at a health fair, finding a CPR Class, or contributing to our online communities. Here's the chance to make a real difference!
To find out where you stand with Life's Simple 7®, take the My Life Check® Assessment. In just a few minutes, you can get your own personal health score and life plan to help you reduce your risk of stroke.