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

Find a Local Event
 Friday, April 20, 2018 Paola Rivera KC Go Red For Women Luncheon Overland Park Convention Center
 Saturday, June 16, 2018 Erica Kiehnhoff KC Heart Walk Kansas City Power & Light District

Jennifer Artman knows all too well the devastating impact that heart disease can have on a family.
On February 29, 2016 her father suffered a major heart attack, just about a week after his 60th birthday.  He saw the nurse at work, who called an ambulance that took him to the hospital. 

Despite the doctors’ best efforts and hours of work, Jennifer's dad passed away early in the morning on March 1, 2016.  Her dad suffered from heart disease, but he and the family were unaware of his condition. The heart attack was simply too much for his body to handle.

Her small family was obliterated after the loss of their father, husband and friend.

Now that the pain has started to subside, Jennifer feels a calling to let others know about her family's experience and educate others about this preventable disease so others don't have to suffer such devastating loss in their own family.

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 .

Free Reproducibles:

Multicultural Health  Initiatives in Kansas City      

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

In Kansas City during the past five years (2012-2016) the American Heart Association funded more than $6.9 million in new research:

  • 1 study at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City at a cost of $149,644
  • 4 studies at Kansas State University, Manhattan, at a cost of $507,000
  • 1 study at Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, at a cost of  $52,000
  • 2 studies at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, at a cost of $194,174
  • 14 studies at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, at a cost of $2,044,780
  • 24 studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia - $3,713,484
  • 3 studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City - $247,000

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.

In our 11-state Midwest Affiliate we currently are supporting 402 multi-year studies at a cost of $70,327,574.

Find out more about heart and stroke research in the Midwest.

Communications Director
DeEtta Lee
(913) 652-1914

Communications Coordinator
Dawn Noland
(913) 652-1918