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%.
Formerly known as the Community Action Grants
Applications were due Thursday, February 13th. Applications closed. Grant recipients for 2014-2015 will be announced in June 2014.
2013 Grants to Minnesota organizations include:
Forest Lake Area High School, Forest Lake Greater Northwest EMS, Bemidji Lake Area Heart Safe Communities, White Bear Lake
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 2014. Applications are due May 1, 2014. See Scholarship descriptions and applications
Research at Minnesota Institutions In Minnesota during the past five years (2009-2013) the American Heart Association funded almost $13.4 million in new research:
42 new research studies at Mayo Clinic, Rochester at a cost of $5,377,335
1 new research study at Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation at a cost of $110,000
50 new research studies at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul at a cost of $7,920,803
1 new research study at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis at a cost of $4,000
Nationwide, we invest almost $128.5 million a year ($3.5 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.