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Who We Are
Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are major causes of death. Survivors, volunteers, advocates, healthcare providers,donors - all are building healthier lives in Minnesota.
What We Do
We're building healthier lives where you live and work - in the community, health care, education and research.
How You Can Help
Touch hearts - save lives. Here’s the chance to make a real difference!

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Find Us
Regional Office
4701 W. 77th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55435
phone: (952) 835-3300
fax: (952) 835-5828


How We Help You in Minnesota

CPR & First Aid Training



Minnesota Mission: Lifeline home page

Mindy Cook, RN, BSN
Director Mission: Lifeline North Dakota & Minnesota
(800) 437-7910

Ngia Mua
Administrative Associate Mission: Lifeline
(952) 278-7934

Free Health Fair Kit:
Online request form
   If you need large quantities, they may be purchased at

Free Reproducibles:

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

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

Communications & Marketing

Communications Director, Elizabeth Warmka
(952) 378-7919

Mission Lifeline Public Education Campaign,  Joan Enderle
(701) 252-5122

NEWS in Minnesota

2017 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.

Dr. Jamie Lohr, from U of M, named Chair of American Heart Association Research Committee