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Who We Are
Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are major causes of death in Illinois. Survivors, volunteers, advocates, healthcare providers,donors - all are building healthier lives in Illinois.
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 can't do it without you!  

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Find Us
Regional Office
2141 W. White Oaks Dr. Suite A
Springfield, IL  62704
phone: (217) 331-6773
fax: (217) 698-4585

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Chicago area and Northern Illinois events

Healthy For Good

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How We Help You in Illinois

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In Illinois during the past five years (2012-2016) the American Heart Association funded over 256 studies at a cost of $33.19 million in new research:

  • 2 studies at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, at a cost of $175,993
  • 17 studies at Loyola University, Chicago/Maywood, at a cost of $1,519,780
  • 1 study at Midwestern University, Downers Grove, at a cost of $214,500
  • 1 study at NorthShore University HealthSystem Research Institute, Evanston, at a cost of $135,280
  • 101 studies at Northwestern University, Chicago, at a cost of $17,107,058
  • 3 studies at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, at a cost of $388,998
  • 5 studies at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, at a cost of $682,112
  • 1 study  at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, at a cost of $143,000
  • 1 study at Southern Illinois University, Springfield, at a cost of $142,469
  • 34 studies at the University of Chicago, at a cost of $3,558,542
  • 27 studies at University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, at a cost of $2,471,492
  • 63 studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago, at a cost of $6,650,306

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.

Greater Illinois
Carrie Skogsberg
, Communications Director, (217) 698-3838 ext 5

Julia Kersey, Senior Communications Director
(312) 476-6602

Ryan Johnson, Communications Director
(312) 476- 6602

Rachel Klousnitzer, Communications Coordinator
(312) 476-6660