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

CPR & First Aid LogoIllinois has passed a law requiring CPR to be added to high school curriculums. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the bill into law June 5.

Illinois Minority Health Conference 2014Illinois Hispanic Nurses Association is collaborating with the American Heart Association on building healthier communities to create health equity in Illinois.

View Press Releases and upcoming events in the CHICAGO NEWSROOM

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

How We Help You in Chicago


September is National Childhood Obesity Month

The EmpowerMEnt Challenge

Make simple, fast and healthy choices for you and your family every day, everywhere.

Take the EmpowerMEnt Challenge!

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When medical professionals apply the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines, patient outcomes improve.

More than 1,177 U.S. hospitals received recognition for consistency in following the most up-to-date guidelines.
See the 2014 U.S. News & World Report recognition ad of awards and hospitals.

Find award-winning hospitals near you!