Diversity and Inclusion

Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin, and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring that our workforce, workplace and mission impacts America's diverse populations.

We rely on volunteers, staff, donors and partners to help foster a smart, collaborative environment. Successful organizations make the most of diversity and inclusion to deliver programs, events and educational opportunities that support a culturally competent workforce that delivers on its mission.



Volunteers and staff in physical and virtual workplaces around the nation and across the globe come together to address many challenges to overcome health inequities related to cardiovascular disease and stroke. We aim to create workplaces that support the work of all peoples — regardless of their diverse backgrounds — to narrow the gap of heath disparities and bridge the gap to better health. Read our 2015-16 Health Equity and Inclusion Report to learn more.

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The American Heart Association is committed to ensuring that our mission makes an impact on America’s diverse populations — from consumers to partners to suppliers, in healthcare settings, restaurants and retail stores and in communities around the nation.

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American Heart Association among the Best Places to Work for Women
Recognized by Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine
By Nancy Brown, CEO

Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine have named the American Heart Association (AHA) one of the country's Best Workplaces for Women. The ranking is evaluated from more than 400,000 anonymous employee surveys from hundreds of businesses across all industries that compiled sentiment about culture, leadership, fairness and other elements essential for a great workplace. This is the first year that the AHA has been recognized with this distinction.

Our success depends on developing the full potential of our people. This top honor is another example of how we bring to life an environment where men and women alike can bring their best selves to work each day and how we offer a supportive and equitable place to build a career. Research from Great Place to Work shows that women are five times more likely to plan a long-term future with their employers when they're treated as full members of the team, regardless of position.

The AHA was recognized earlier this year for the 2017 Best Workplaces in Health Care award and as a Best Workplace for both Millennials and Baby Boomers. In addition, the AHA was recognized as a 2017 Best Nonprofit to Work For by The NonProfit Times and is in the 9th position on DiversityInc's Top 11 Regional List. Join Us!

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 Supplier Diversity

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are committed to fostering a business environment that values a diverse supplier base. We seek providers that align with our mission and provide quality services at competitive prices. Our database of current and potential providers is shared organization-wide.

Are you interested in being considered as a provider? We work with minority- and women-owned businesses as well as veterans, people with disabilities and LGBT-owned businesses.