What We Do-GSA

Leading the fight for clean indoor air in public places, like bowling alleys, restaurants, pubs, workplaces, etc.
Advocating to ensure food labels include appropriate nutritional information to promote healthy choices.
Lowering the amount of calories consumed by your children at school.
Establishing guidelines and promoting CPR skills among people of all ages.
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Advocating to place automated external defibrillators in public places, including airports, golf courses and malls.
Helping hospitals implement a process to improve cardiac and stroke patient outcomes.
Advancing surgical techniques, developing the artificial valve, pacemakers and cardiac stents.
Helping hospitals implement a process to improve cardiac and stroke patient outcomes.
    

CPR dummyThe American Heart Association supported the development of CPR in 1961 by Drs. William Kouwenhoven, James Jude and Guy Knickerbocker.

Continued research funding is essential to ensuring best practices.  
For more on our research, visit my.americanheart.org/research.

American Heart Association
2015-2016 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research 20.3%
  • Public Health Education 36.7%
  • Professional Education and Training 16.7%
  • Community Services 8.1%
  • Management and General 7.1%
  • Fund Raising 11.1%

Family hands only CPR Training
A gift of $300 helps the American Heart Association distribute 10 CPR Anytime training kits — providing more than 30 people with essential CPR skills. To make a donation online, visit heart.org/donate.