Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are major causes of death. Survivors, volunteers, advocates, healthcare providers,donors - all are building healthier lives in Indiana.
We're building healthier lives where you live and work - in the community, health care, education and research.
Touch hearts - save lives. Here’s the chance to make a real difference!
Regional Office 6500 Technology Drive Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46278 phone: (317) 873-3640 fax: (317) 873-3070
Live a healthier, longer life
Studies show that hospitals implementing American Heart Association/American Stroke Association quality improvement programs improve patient outcomes; reduce average length of inpatient stays and decrease readmissions. Learn more at heart.org/myhealthcare
In the past five years (2010-2014) the American Heart Association has funded 63 multi-year research awards at four Indiana research institutions at a cost of almost $7.2million:
1 new research study at Indiana University, Bloomington at a cost of $20,000
42 new studies at Indiana University, Indianapolis at a cost of $4,828,508
9 new studies at Purdue University, West Lafayette at a cost of $1,169,000
11 new studies at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend at a cost of $1,171,989
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.
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