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How We Help You in Minnesota
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
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
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
Minnesota Fit-Friendly Worksite Awards
Register your worksite for Fit-Friendly Recognition online now!
Our next Fit-Friendly application and renewal deadline is April 1, 2015.
Call your local office for more information.
We have many tools for workplace wellness.
Minnesota Undergraduate and Medical Student Research Scholarships
These scholarships are designed to stimulate interest in the study of heart and blood vessel diseases.
There is one undergraduate and three medical student Research Scholarships available in 2015.
Applications are due April 1, 2015. See Scholarship descriptions and applications
Research at Minnesota Institutions
In Minnesota during the past five years (2010-2014) the American Heart Association funded 87 studies at a cost of more than $10.45 million in new research:
- 41 new research studies at Mayo Clinic, Rochester at a cost of $5,658,543
- 45 new research studies at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul at a cost of $4,796,306
- 1 new research study at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis at a cost of $4,000
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 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
NEWS in Minnesota
2016 Go Red For Women Calendar of Events
The 21st 2015 Heart & Stroke Gala raises $1.4 million for heart disease and stroke educational programming and research on Saturday, Nov. 7th at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
The American Heart Association awarded its Basic Research Prize for 2014 to Ande Terzic, M.D., Ph.D., of the Mayo Clinic “for pioneering applications of emerging technologies to advance the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disorders.”
Dr. Jamie Lohr, from U of M, named Chair of American Heart Association Research Committee
Recent snow shoveling may be the most exercise you have had in weeks, and puts you at an increased risk for cardiac arrest. Pace yourself and take breaks. Wear a scarf since cold air causes blood vessels to constrict, increasing the risk for a heart emergency. 11/10/14 Public News Service
Gold Cross Ambulance in Rochester was awarded the Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Award. KAALtv.com story
If Gene hadn’t received CPR immediately, if the police officer hadn’t used an AED, the outcome would have been much different.