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Who We Are
Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are major causes of death in Illinois. 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!

All kinds of volunteers are needed.

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


March is Nutrition Month


Eating healthy can seem like a challenge when you are leading a busy life. We've got you covered! Visit us online at and learn more about how to make healthier choices.