Southeast Michigan volunteers for the American Heart Association are celebrating American Heart Month by knitting red hats for all babies born in February at participating hospitals for the LittleHats, Big HeartsTM project.
In Michigan during the past five years (2010-2014) the American Heart Association funded over $17.4 million in new research that included 150 studies:
13 studies at Henry Ford Health System, Detroit at a cost of $2,626,224
11 studies at Michigan State University, East Lansing at a cost of $918,540
4 studies at Michigan Technological University, Houghton at a cost of $720,000
109 studies at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor at a cost of $11,852,859
11 studies at Wayne State University, Detroit at a cost of $1,191,994
1 study at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo at a cost of $26,000
1 study at Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak at a cost of $84,822
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%.
"Healthy Living at Northwest Detroit Farmers' Market," Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, Detroit Well House of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids "Stroke Education and Support Group," St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac
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