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Who We Are
Survivors, volunteers, advocates, healthcare providers,donors - all are building healthier lives in Nebraska.
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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Regional Office
9900 Nicholas Street Suite 200
Omaha, NE  68114
phone: (402) 810-6870
or 1-800-642-8400
fax: (402) 397-5701

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How We Help You in Omaha

CPR & First Aid Training

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

Free Reproducibles:

You're the Cure Grassroots Network

Brian Krannawitter

Government Relations Director
Telephone: (402) 489-5115

AHA / ASA Policy Report
Highlights our priority issues and latest policy advocacy work at the federal level.

In Nebraska during the past five years (2009-2013) the American Heart Association funded over $4.1 million in new research:

  • 1 new research study at Creighton University, Omaha at a cost of $52,000
  • 5 new research studies at University of Nebraska, Lincoln at a cost of $1,187,808
  • 24 new research studies at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha at a cost of $2,868,172
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.

In our 11-state Midwest Affiliate we currently are supporting 397 multi-year studies at a cost of $57,291,581.

Life Cycle of a Research Application
Communications Director, Nebraska

(402) 810-6858

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

NEWS Button
Ambulance ThumbnailThe American Heart Association just announced a $5.3 million initiative to expand and enhance heart attack care in rural Nebraska - Mission: Lifeline.

Dont Drive Yourself

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Congratulations to the Worksites in Nebraska that were awarded Fit-Friendly Recognition.