What We Do in Michigan

Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
The American Heart Association is working to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20% by the year 2020.

Our My Heart. My Life.TM prevention platform includes:

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MI Melissa Blount Our Mission Survivor
In 2009, clinical psychologist Melissa Blount had a 95% blocked artery that required a stent.

Today, she has reduced stress, and completed two 5Ks and a triathlon.

As vice-chair of our Detroit Go Red Passion Committee, she urges women to “learn to take care of yourself.”