In Kansas during the past five years (2009-2013) the American Heart Association funded over $2.74 million in new research - 22 studies at 3 Kansas institutions.
6 studies at Kansas State University, Manhattan - $628,000
2 studies at the University of Kansas, Lawrence - $142,772
14 studies at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City - $1,975,820
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.
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 due Thursday, February 13th.
2013 Grant to Kansas organization:
Juntos Center for Advancing Latino Health, Lawrence
Nancy Duling is named Executive Director of the American Heart Association in Wichita. She brings extensive experience in local nonprofit leadership, account management & volunteer stewardship to new role.