In Michigan during the past five years (2008-2012) the American Heart Association funded over $17.3 million in new research that included 131 studies:
10 studies at Henry Ford Health System, Detroit at a cost of $2,273,476
17 studies at Michigan State University, East Lansing at a cost of $1,741,264
1 study at Michigan Technological University, Houghton at a cost of $308,000
90 studies at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor at a cost of $11,787,409
12 studies at Wayne State University, Detroit at a cost of $1,127,040
1 study at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak at a cost of $84,822
Nationwide, we invest almost $130 million a year ($3.4 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%.
Applications closed; funding begins July 1.
2012 Grants to Michigan organizations include: City of Portage: "Get Active Portage" Inner City Youth Group, Detroit: Healthy Parents Raise Healthy Kids University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, Ann Arbor: "Project Healthy Schools"
"Just a Little Heart Attack" Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth Banks directs and stars in the first-ever Go Red For Women short film “Just a Little Heart Attack,” inspired by the real-life stories of women who have been affected by heart disease.
“Just a Little Heart Attack” shares a glimpse into the seemingly normal routine of a busy mom caring for her family.
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