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Who We Are
Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are major causes of death. Survivors, volunteers, advocates, healthcare providers,donors - all are building healthier lives in Iowa.

American Heart Association Staff

Greater Des Moines Board of Directors
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 Us
Touch hearts - save lives. Here’s the chance to make a real difference!

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Find Us
Regional Office
5000 Westown Parkway Suite 340
West Des Moines, IA  50266
phone: (515) 414-3200
fax: (515) 221-7994
 


 

How We Help You in Iowa

Events In Your Area

Quad Cities Go Red For Women Luncheon
November 1
The River Center, Davenport, IA
Brittany.Carter@heart.org

Iowa City Go Red For Women Luncheon
November 9
Coralville Marriott Hotel, Coralville, IA

Cedar Rapids Go Red For Women Luncheon
December 1
DoubleTree by Hilton, Cedar Rapids, IA
Jennifer.Schulte@heart.org

Quad Cities Go Red For Women Luncheon
November 1
The River Center, Davenport, IA
Brittany.Carter@heart.org

Iowa City Go Red For Women Luncheon
November 9
Coralville Marriott Hotel, Coralville, IA

Cedar Rapids Go Red For Women Luncheon
December 1
DoubleTree by Hilton, Cedar Rapids, IA
Jennifer.Schulte@heart.org

Visit heart.org/cpr

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

Free Reproducibles:

You're the Cure Grassroots Network


Stacy Frelund, Government Relations Director, Iowa
(515) 414-3207

Christy Dreiling, Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director, Iowa, Kansas & Missouri
(913) 652-1972

Kevin Walker, Advocacy Regional Vice President
(913) 652-1906

In Iowa during the past 5 years (2012-2016) the American Heart Association funded more than $15 million  in new research:  
 

  • 1 study at Coe College, Cedar Rapids, at a cost of $4,000
  • 1 study at Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center, at a cost of $211,903
  • 2 studies at Iowa State University, Ames, at a cost of $360,000
  • 90 studies at the University of Iowa, Iowa City at a cost of $15,122,394

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.

Eastern Iowa
Lauren Livingston

Communications Director
(515) 414-3216

Des Moines
Kassi Wessing
Communications Director
(515) 414-3204