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%.
"Fit Club," Volunteers of America - MN Southwest Senior Center "Heart Safe Communities," HealthEast Medical Transportation, St. Paul Saint Paul Areas Council of Churches (SPACC) Department of Indian Work (DIW)
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.