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  • 11. Heart-Check Mark: 1995 to Today The look of the Heart-Check mark has changed over the years, but you can you can trust that it always represents the sound science and expertise of the American Heart Association.
  • 12. Family history inspires Heart Walk dedication Azziem Hassan Underwood?s commitment to the American Heart Association took on added meaning this summer. As he was gearing up for a second year as a Team Captain for the Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk, his identical twin brother Azzad suffered a massive heart attack.
  • 13. Walk the Walk for Heart Health One of the simplest types of physical activity ? walking ? is also one of the most beneficial. Just 30 minutes of brisk walking, at least five days a week, can lower your risks for heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
  • 14. Heart Ball marks 54 years as premiere fundraiser in Phoenix Heart Ball Twenty Thirteen commemorated 54 years as the premier annual fundraiser and social event benefitting the American Heart Association (AHA) in Phoenix, AZ. Since 1959, the event has raised over $30 million to fund life-saving research and local educational programs.
  • 15. Hoops For Heart making a difference in Oregon youth facilities The Oregon Youth Authority has joined the fight against heart disease and stroke through our Hoops For Heart program. The initial Youth Market event was held at Hillcrest Youth Correctional Facility in Salem with over 50 young men participating.
  • 16. Lisa Satchfield inspires Start Training Inspiring other stroke survivors to never give up is why Lisa Satchfield sets the pace for our Start Training program in Orange County, CA. She survived a stroke nearly seven years ago and has participated in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association?s marathon training program for five seasons.
  • 17. Welcome Kathy Rogers The American Heart Association (AHA) has named Kathy Rogers, a longtime AHA executive, as the new Western States Affiliate Executive Vice President. She succeeds Roman Bowser, who retired after almost 39 years of service with the AHA.
  • 18. 36th Annual Current Cardiovascular Modalities: Heart and Stroke Conference This professional education conference for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners caring for heart and stroke patients across the continuum of care will be held at the Melville Marriott in Melville, NY
  • 19. WSA Heart Hero Kit To ensure that our Western States Affiliate Kids With Heart have all they?ll need to be a heart ambassador for the American Heart Association, we equip each child with their very own ?Hero Kit? filled with all they?ll need to teach others how they can save lives.
  • 20. Young at Heart - Namya Malik makes stroke awareness a top priority ?When my mother suffered a stroke two years ago, I barely knew what a stroke was,? says 15-year-old Namya Malik of Mercer Island, WA. ?I was oblivious to its severity and consequences. Seeing her live with her disabilities has really motivated me to raise awareness about stroke.?


Our Mission

Community

We’re making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikeable streets, roads and parks
  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

We’re making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikeable streets, roads and parks
  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

We’re improving the quality of care for heart and stroke patients by:

  • Training millions of Americans in CPR, advanced life support, AED (defibrillator) use and first aid; promoting AED placement in businesses and public places
  • Improving emergency care for heart attack victims through our Mission: Lifeline community-based initiative
  • Helping hospitals treat cardiac and stroke patients according to proven guidelines using our Get With The Guidelines® program
  • Strengthening stroke systems of care, teaching the public to respond to warning signs, and providing resources for stroke survivors and caregivers

We’re reaching at-risk populations through cause initiatives and online tools:

Nationwide, we invest over $132 million a year ($3.2 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.

American Heart Association
2016-2017 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research 20.7%
  • Public Health Education 35%
  • Professional Education and Training 18%
  • Community Services 8.3%
  • Management and General 6.6%
  • Fund Raising 11.4%