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%.
Formerly known as the Community Action Grants
Applications were due Thursday, February 13th. Applications closed. New awardees will be announced in June 2014.
2013 Grants to Missouri organizations include: Grace Hill Health Center, St. Louis SoutheastHEALTH Foundation, Cape Girardeau
In Missouri during the past five years (2009-2013) the American Heart Association funded over $14.8 million in new research - 135 studies at 9 Missouri institutions.
2 studies at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City - $178,644
1 study at Missouri State University, Springfield - $214,500
1 study at Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City - $143,000
13 studies at St. Louis University - $1,092,852
2 studies at Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City - $104,000
26 studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia - $3,073,136
6 studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City - $782,224
22 studies at Washington University in St. Louis - $1,482,483
62 studies at Washington University, School of Medicine in St. Louis - $7,826,450
Nationwide, we invest almost $128.5 million a year ($3.5 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.
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.
Missouri Million Hearts is a statewide collaboration to improve our heart health. Find out more about this program in our state.