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American Heart Association's HEALTHY FOR GOOD is a movement of everyday Americans everywhere who are making a commitment to their health. Here, we take our health seriously, one step at a time. Join the American Heart Association's HEALTHY FOR GOOD revolution and we'll keep you on track with encouragement, resources and humor along the way.
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.
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
The American Heart Association just announced a $5.3 million initiative to expand and enhance heart attack care in rural Nebraska - Mission: Lifeline.