In Kansas during the past five years (2008-2012) the American Heart Association funded over $3,17 million in new research - 25 studies at 3 Kansas institutions.
7 studies at Kansas State University, Manhattan - $699,500
3 studies at the University of Kansas, Lawrence - $285,772
15 studies at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City - $2,181,240
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 will be due in spring (TBD); funding begins July 1.
2012 Grants to Kansas organizations include: Juntos Center for Advancing Latino Health, Lawrence Wichita Park and Recreation, Wichita