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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

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.

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How We Help You in Chicago

CPR & First Aid Training



Free Health Fair Kit: Online request form
   If you need large quantities, they may be purchased at

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  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.

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In Illinois during the past five years (2012-2016) the American Heart Association funded over 256 studies at a cost of $33.19 million in new research:

2 studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, at a cost of $175,993
17 studies at Loyola University, Chicago/Maywood, at a cost of $1,519,780
1 study at Midwestern University, Downers Grove, at a cost of $214,500
1 study at NorthShore University HealthSystem Research Institute, Evanston, at a cost of $135,280
101 studies at Northwestern University, Chicago, at a cost of $17,107,058
3 studies at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, at a cost of $388,998
5 studies at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, at a cost of $682,112
1 study  at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, at a cost of $143,000
1 study at Southern Illinois University, Springfield, at a cost of $142,469
34 studies at the University of Chicago, at a cost of $3,558,542
27 studies at University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, at a cost of $2,471,492
63 studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago, at a cost of $6,650,306

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 402 multi-year studies at a cost of $70,327,574.

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

Julia Kersey, Senior Communications Director
 (312) 476-6684

Lela Olds Communications Director
(312) 476-6605

Rachel Klousnitzer, Communications Director
(312) 476-6660

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