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Who We Are
Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are major causes of death in Illinos. Survivors, volunteers, advocates, healthcare providers, donors - all are building healthier lives in Illinois.
What We Do
We're building healthier lives where you live and work - in the community, health care, education and research.
How You Can Help
Touch hearts - save lives. Here’s the chance to make a real difference!
We need YOU!  Volunteer!

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208 S. LaSalle St.
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60604
phone: (312) 346-4675
 


 NEWS
The American Heart Association presented one of its highest honors, the Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award, to time-honored medical epidemiologist Jeremiah Stamler, M.D., of Northwestern University in Chicago at the Nov. Scientific Sessions.

As a result of the Illinois Stroke Law, patients who suffer a stroke will be assured of getting the highest level of stroke care available in their area, whether they’re in downtown Chicago, rural Pope county, or on the side of a freeway anywhere in between.

The American Heart Association recognized its “Heart of Chicago” companies, sponsors who support the Association’s mission at the highest level in Metro Chicago - Advocate Health Care, University of Chicago Medicine and Walgreens.
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2014 American Heart Association Volunteer Awards
Clyde Yancy, M.D., M.Sc., received the 2014 Gold Heart Award.  The award is the highest honor the association gives in recognition of continued, distinguished service.

Neil Stone, M.D., received The Physician of the Year Award.  
Both recipients are at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

View Press Releases and upcoming events in the CHICAGO NEWSROOM


 
Congratulations to the Worksites in llinois that were just awarded Fit-Friendly Recognition.  
 

How We Help You in Chicago

CPR & First Aid Training

Visit heart.org/cpr

Visit heart.org/cpr


Free Health Fair Kit: Online request form
   If you need large quantities, they may be purchased at www.krames.com/aha.

Free Reproducibles:

Family Resources:
Download this useful, easy-to-use Parent & Family Resource.
Find tips on promoting healthy eating and physical activity for your family.

Metro Chicago Multicultural Leadership Committees

EmpoweredToServe.org  Visit this online faith-based community for diverse individuals and organizations to unite in order to create a sustainable culture of health within our communities.

Power To End Stroke

Go Red Por Tu Corazon


In Illinois during the past five years (2010-2014) the American Heart Association funded over 271 studies at a cost of $32.68 million in new research:

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago
2 studies - $195,000
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
1 study - $26,000
Loyola University, Chicago/Maywood
18 studies - $1,658,236
Midwestern University, Downers Grove
2 studies - $522,500
Northern Illinois University, De Kalb
1 study - $293,881
NorthShore University HealthSystem Research Institute, Evanston
1 study - $135,280
Northwestern University, Chicago
94 studies - $11,939,698
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
4 studies - $426,315
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, N. Chicago
2 studies - $451,000
Rush University, Chicago
5 studies - $637,476
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
2 studies - $451,000
Southern Illinois University,Springfield
1 study - $142,469
University of Chicago
48 studies - $5,827,178
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
27 studies - $2,318,488
University of Illinois, Chicago
63 studies - $7,657,135

Nationwide, we invest almost $145 million a year ($3.7 billion since 1949) in heart and stroke research that has led to recent breakthroughs such as clot-busting drugs and drug-eluting stents. Healthcare providers learn about medical advances and new treatment guidelines though our journals, conferences and online courses.

In our 11-state Midwest Affiliate we currently are supporting 405 multi-year studies at a cost of $63,864,048

Find out more about heart and stroke research in the Midwest.

Life Cycle of a Research Application

Find out which Illinois worksites received Fit-Friendly recognition by the American Heart Association.

We have many tools for workplace wellness.


The American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate funds projects that help us achieve our Impact Goal: To improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% by the year 2020, and to reduce deaths from heart disease and stroke by 20%.

Midwest Affiliate Community Innovation Grants awarded July 2015

Affinia Healthcare (formerly Grace Hill Health Center, Inc.), St. Louis MO
Reducing Cardiovascular Disease in the Underserved Communities of St. Louis City

Compassionate Care Network, Chicago IL
Spotlight on Heart Health

EverThrive Illinois, Chicago IL
Cooking Matters in Englewood

Family Wellness, LLC, Fargo ND
School-Based Collaborative Healthy Cooking Lessons

Fridley High School, Fridley MN
Fridley High School EMS Start Up

Gospel Run, Chicago IL
Gospel Run-Inspired Communities Project

Greater St. Mark Church of God in Christ, East St. Louis IL
Greater St. Mark Church of God in Christ Community Garden

Heritage Place of Indianapolis, Inc., Indianapolis IN
Heart Disease and Older Adults

Holy Family Memorial, Inc., Manitowoc WI
Why Weight

National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Indianapolis Chapter, Inc., Indianapolis IN
Change of Heart

North Shore Fire Department, Brown Deer WI
Take 10 and Save a Life

Northend  Ministerial Association,Grand Rapids MI
Northend Wellness Coalition

Ozarks Resource Group DBA: Ozarks Community Health Center, Heritage MO
Diabetes and Hypertension Coaching

Parkview Foundation Inc. /Parkview Heart Institute, Fort Wayne IN
Getting Your Heart Healthy Diet with Minimal Resources

Partners in Community Building, Inc., Chicago IL
Pearly Peas

Presence Hospitals PRV DBA: Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana IL
PCMC Community Awareness of Stroke

Project Healthy Schools/University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
Project Healthy Schools & YMCA Partnership

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
Project for a Healthy Heart

Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center Inc., Kansas City MO
Group Medical Appointments

St. Luke Memorial Church of God in Christ, Kansas City MO
Heart2Heart: Partnering To Build a Healthy Heart

Windom Area Hospital, Windom MN
Life’s Simple Seven Educational Series

YMCA of Rapid City, Rapid City SD
Parkinson’s Wellness Class

Julia Kersey  (312) 476-6684

Ryan Johnson (312) 476-6602

Rachel Klousnitzer  (312) 476-6660

May is American Stroke Month

 




May is American Stroke Month!  strokeassociation.org