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Who We Are
Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are main causes of death. Survivors, volunteers, advocates, healthcare providers,donors - all are building healthier lives in Iowa.
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
1035 N. Center Point Road Suite B
Hiawatha, IA  52233
phone: (319) 536-3900
fax: (319) 378-1783

Quad Cities
phone: (319) 536-3908
Find a Local Event
May 6, 2017Johnson County Heart WalkLower City Park, Iowa City, IAMichelle Catlett
May 6, 2017Dubuque Heart WalkKlauer Manufacturing, Dubuque, IACathy Brandt
May 20, 2017Quad Cities Heart WalkModern Woodmen Park, Davenport, IAAlex Hakman
June 3, 2017  Cedar Valley Heart Walk Mudd Advertising, Cedar FallsCathy Brandt 

How To Help You In Eastern Iowa

CPR & First Aid Training



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

Free Reproducibles:

You're the Cure Grassroots Network

Stacy Frelund, Government Relations Director, Iowa
(515) 246-4563

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

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

We funded 83 new research studies in the past 5 years (2010-2014) at three Iowa universities at a cost of more than $9.4 million:

  • Coe College, Cedar Rapids
  • Iowa State University, Ames
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City at a cost of more than $7.56 million.
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 405 multi-year studies at a cost of $63,864,048

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

Life Cycle of a Research Application

The American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate funds projects that help us achieve our Impact Goal: To improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% by the year 2020, and to reduce deaths from heart disease and stroke by 20%.

Midwest Affiliate Community Innovation Grants awarded July 2015

Affinia Healthcare (formerly Grace Hill Health Center, Inc.), St. Louis MO
Reducing Cardiovascular Disease in the Underserved Communities of St. Louis City

Compassionate Care Network, Chicago IL
Spotlight on Heart Health

EverThrive Illinois, Chicago IL
Cooking Matters in Englewood

Family Wellness, LLC, Fargo ND
School-Based Collaborative Healthy Cooking Lessons

Fridley High School, Fridley MN
Fridley High School EMS Start Up

Gospel Run, Chicago IL
Gospel Run-Inspired Communities Project

Greater St. Mark Church of God in Christ, East St. Louis IL
Greater St. Mark Church of God in Christ Community Garden

Heritage Place of Indianapolis, Inc., Indianapolis IN
Heart Disease and Older Adults

Holy Family Memorial, Inc., Manitowoc WI
Why Weight

National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Indianapolis Chapter, Inc., Indianapolis IN
Change of Heart

North Shore Fire Department, Brown Deer WI
Take 10 and Save a Life

Northend Ministerial Association, Grand Rapids MI
Northend Wellness Coalition

Ozarks Resource Group DBA: Ozarks Community Health Center, Heritage MO
Diabetes and Hypertension Coaching

Parkview Foundation Inc. /Parkview Heart Institute, Fort Wayne IN
Getting Your Heart Healthy Diet with Minimal Resources

Partners in Community Building, Inc., 
Chicago IL
Pearly Peas

Presence Hospitals PRV DBA: Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana IL
PCMC Community Awareness of Stroke

Project Healthy Schools/University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor MI
Project Healthy Schools & YMCA Partnership

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
Project for a Healthy Heart

Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center Inc., Kansas City MO
Group Medical Appointments

St. Luke Memorial Church of God in Christ, Kansas City MO
Heart2Heart: Partnering To Build a Healthy Heart

Windom Area Hospital, Windom MN
Life’s Simple Seven Educational Series

YMCA of Rapid City, Rapid City SD
Parkinson’s Wellness Class

Find out which Iowa worksites received Fit-Friendly recognition by the American Heart Association.

We have many tools for workplace wellness.

Lauren Livingston
Eastern Iowa Communications Director
(515) 414-3216