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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 Michigan.

American Heart Association Staff

Grand Rapids 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
Touch hearts - save lives. Here’s the chance to make a real difference!

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Find Us
Regional Office
3940 Peninsular Drive SE Suite 180
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
phone: (616) 285-1888
fax: (616) 285-1895
Find a Local Event
September 29, 2018 Harold WheatleyGrand Rapids Heart Walk / 5K Scrub RunComstock Park, MI
October 25, 2018Kelsey SchweibertLakeshore Go Red For WomenFricano Place, MI
February 13, 2019Kelsey SchweibertGrand Rapids Go Red For WomenGrand Rapids, MI


Have Faith In Heart

Have Faith in heart resources

You’ll find information for your congregation, bulleting announcements and more.

Have Faith in heart resources

You’ll find information for your congregation, bulleting announcements and more.

Free Health Fair Kit:
Online request form
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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
Cindy Bouma
(616) 482-1501

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