In Missouri during the past five years (2008-2012) the American Heart Association funded over $18.5 million in new research - 142 studies at 8 Missouri institutions.
1 study at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City - $29,000
2 studies at Missouri State University, Springfield - $346,500
2 studies at Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City - $2,517,872
14 studies at St. Louis University - $1,592,852
1 study at Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City - $52,000
24 studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia - $2,893,964
6 studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City - $782,224
1 study at the University of Missouri, St. Louis - $143,000
23 studies at Washington University in St. Louis - $1,829,711
68 studies at Washington University, School of Medicine in St. Louis - $8,344,518
Nationwide, we invest almost $130 million a year ($3.4 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.
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%.
Applications closed; funding begins July 1.
In 2012 three community action grants were awarded in Missouri: HopeBUILD, St. Louis, "Gardening and Nutritious Youth Program" Mattie Rhodes Center, Kansas City, "Gente Sana (Healthy People)" Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation, Kansas City, "K.O.A.C.H. - Keeping Our Adults and Children Healthy"
Communications Director: Stephen Hall, (417) 881-1128 Office, (417) 551-1654 Cell
Pulse Oximetry screening is now required for all Missouri newborns. Because of the important work of the Missouri legislature and the action taken by Governor Nixon, newborn lives will be saved statewide.
"Walk Springfield" Community Partners have created 30 newly-designated walking paths.