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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!
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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 Paola RiveraGirls 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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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