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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.
American Heart Association Staff  
Kansas City 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!
We need YOU!  Volunteer!

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Regional Office
6800 W. 93rd Street
Overland Park, KS  66212
phone: (913) 652-1913
fax: (913) 648-0423

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Friday, September 8, 2017 Girls Night Out at the KKauffman Stadium


On the afternoon of Friday, April 21, 2017, eleven year-old William found his mother unconscious.

While he wasn’t sure, it seemed that she was not breathing. Although, William spoke with his father regarding the situation and took action by dialing 9-1-1. With assistance and encouragement from the 9-1-1 operator, William got his mother to the floor in preparation for administering CPR.  He assured the operator that he had CPR training as a Boy Scout. Just as William was beginning CPR, his father arrived and took over the chest compressions. William provided feedback and reminders to his father and stayed on the line until emergency crews were on the scene.

William is a remarkable young man who stayed calm and held his composure during a stressful situation, making him an integral part of saving his mother’s life. William was recently awarded the Kansas City Regional 9-1-1 Hero Award on behalf of the Kansas City Fire Department for his heroic effort during his mother’s time of need.



How We Help You in Kansas City

CPR & First Aid Training



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

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Find Tools for Workplace Wellness

Apply to be recognized as a Fit-Friendly Worksite at
Next deadline to apply is April 1, 2015.

Congratulations to these worksites who have been recognized for promoting heart health in the workplace.

Kansas Fit-Friendly Worksites           Missouri Fit-Friendly Worksites

Multicultural Health  Initiatives in Kansas City      

Working to create a culture of health for everyone in Kansas City

In Kansas during the past five years (2010-2014) the American Heart Association funded over $2.6 million in new research - 21 studies at 3 Kansas institutions.

  • 6 studies at Kansas State University, Manhattan - $793,000
  • 2 studies at the University of Kansas, Lawrence - $147,224
  • 13 studies at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City - $1,667,820
In Missouri during the past five years (2010-2014) the American Heart Association funded over $15.86 million in new research - 136 studies at 9 Missouri institutions.
  • 1 study at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City - $149,644
  • 1 study at Missouri State University, Springfield - $214,500
  • 1 study at Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City - $143,000
  • 15 studies at St. Louis University - $1,460,652
  • 2 studies at Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City - $104,000
  • 27 studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia - $3,623,112
  • 6 studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City - $702,224
  • 22 studies at Washington University in St. Louis - $1,434,483
  • 61 studies at Washington University, School of Medicine in St. Louis - $8,033,165

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 / Media: 
DeEtta Bohling (913) 652-1914