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Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are major causes of death. Survivors, volunteers, advocates, healthcare providers,donors - all are building healthier lives in Michigan.
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Genesee County Regional Office
3940 Peninsular Drive SE Suite 180
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
phone: (616) 285-1888
fax: (616) 285-1895
Jennifer Gracey  (248) 936-5831


April 1, 2015National Walking Day Jennifer Gracey
May 16, 2015Genesee County Heart Walk Jennifer Gracey

How We Help You in Michigan

CPR & First Aid Training

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

Free Reproducibles:

In Michigan during the past five years (2012-2016) the American Heart Association funded more than $17 million in new research:

  • 14 studies at Henry Ford Health System, Detroit at a cost of $2,783,224
  • 11 studies at Michigan State University, East Lansing at a cost of $1,310,306
  • 4 studies at Michigan Technological University, Houghton at a cost of $182,000
  • 2 studies at Oakland University, Rochester, at a cost of $8,000
  • 105 studies at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor at a cost of $11,393,464
  • 15 studies at Wayne State University, Detroit at a cost of $1,433,766
  • 1 study at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo: $26,000
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.

Communications Director: Stacy Sawyer
(989) 225-7513

NEWS Button

Go Red For Women Logo - Volunteer Page
2015 Go Red For Women Media Kit
 is now available for the Great Lakes Bay Region. Check out the facts and learn how you can Go Red. Survivors and experts are available to share their stories and expertise. For  more information, contact Stacy Sawyer at stacy.sawyer@heart.org or 989.225.7513.

MH SaltAnn Hoffman of Covenant HealthCare joins Stacy Sawyer of AHA to talk about sodium and the importance of cutting back on the salt in our diets. ABC12.com, 12/20/14

Stroke has dropped to No. 5 as a leading cause of death! The statistics cover deaths reported in 2013.

Heart disease is still the No. 1 cause of death.  Cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, unintentional injuries and stroke follow.

Despite the positive statistic, people are having more strokes and risk factors for stroke remain too high.

Speed of treatment is crucial to save lives and prevent disability from stroke.


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A - Arm Weakness
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T - Time to call 9-1-1.