Nashville At Heart

Nashville at Heart

creating a healthier community for all

The American Heart Association is working with citizens and leaders, collaborating with neighbors and supporters. We are unraveling complex health issues in Nashville with a powerful combination of groundbreaking research and community leadership. These critical changes improve Nashville for all – moving us closer to a community, and ultimately, a world free of heart disease and stroke.

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Helping your community by...

Teaching local students to save lives

When CPR is preformed properly and promptly during cardiac arrest, survival rates can double or triple. We fought to make this lifesaving training a graduation requirement for all Tennessee students, and now train more than 60,000 in-state teenagers each year. By filling our city with bystanders equipped to take action, we are helping to improve survival odds for everyone in Nashville.
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Funding research to improve prevention
and treatment

Groundbreaking research is vital to improving local patient outcomes. This is why we have been funding research in Nashville since the 1970s. By driving scientific breakthroughs and creating guidelines for care that reflect the latest proven research findings, we improve the way that local hospitals help patients prevent, treat and recover from heart disease and stroke. Be Part Of Our Research Legacy >

Improving the health of local employees

On average, men and women spend more than half of their waking hours at work – which can have a significant impact on our health. That is why we collaborate with Nashville businesses to help create a more physically active, health-conscious culture in the office. From blood pressure screenings to fitness days, our local worksites are starting to work for our wellbeing. Learn More About Workplace Health >

Fighting for the health of newborns

Congenital heart defects are the top killer of newborns with birth defects. We educated the local community on the need for a simple, non-invasive screening that could prevent these deaths. With a groundswell of support, a new state law now makes this screening a requirement for all Tennessee hospitals. By working to protect the heart of every child born in Nashville, we help the youngest members of our community live a healthy and long life. Advocate For Heart Health in Nashville >

Making Nashville's culture, a culture of health

We are working to weave healthy living practices and opportunities into our community. From teaming up with city leaders to support more walking and biking routes, to driving initiatives that make healthier food options available in all neighborhoods, to providing our kids with more opportunities to be active in school – we are making it easier to be healthy where we live, work, learn and play in Nashville.

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1818 Patterson Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 340-4100