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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 .

Free Reproducibles:

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

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

Communications / Media: 
DeEtta Bohling (913) 652-1914