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Who We Are
Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are main causes of death. Survivors, volunteers, advocates, healthcare providers,donors - all are building healthier lives in Minnesota.

Twin Cities Board of Directors
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

 

Find a Local Event
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 Saturday, April 29, 2017  Twin Cities Heart WalkTarget Field
1 Twins Way, Minneapolis
    

How We Help You in the Twin Cities

CPR & First Aid Training

Free Health Fair Kit: Online request form
   If you need large quantities, they may be purchased at www.kramesstore.com/aha.

Free Reproducibles:

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.


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 four 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 Director: Elizabeth Warmka
(952) 278-7919