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  • 21. 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.
  • 22. 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.?
  • 23. Keep Fruits & Vegetables Fresher Longer The American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart program offers this information on how to keep fruit and vegetables fresh longer.
  • 24. Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack Infographic People often use these terms interchangeably, but they are not the same.
  • 25. Million Hearts Infographic Text Version Million Hearts Infographic Text Version
  • 26. Jeff Bunch helps launch Social Media Ambassador program Even if you can't attend AHA/ASA events or support the organization as a volunteer, you can do a lot of good just by liking or sharing a Facebook post, or Retweeting posts from the association and its ambassadors.
  • 27. Idaho ramps up Heart Month excitement Our Idaho division kicked off American Heart Month in a big way -- complementing the Go Red for Women movement with multiple awareness events in the first week of February.
  • 28. Fall Webinar Series THREE FREE OPPORTUNITIES TO INCREASE YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE FIT-FRIENDLY WORKSITES PROGRAM
  • 29. Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll Application & FAQ Target: Heart Failure Application & FAQ
  • 30. Nadia Luqman is a Youth Market champion ?I thought every kid had a monthly doctor?s appointment,? Nadia Luqman recalls from her early childhood. Now 15, she is a champion for our Youth Market programs in Seattle, WA, and is an active spokesperson for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA). She is pictured, center, with her mother, Jo and sister Yasmin.


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
2015-2016 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research 20.3%
  • Public Health Education 36.7%
  • Professional Education and Training 16.7%
  • Community Services 8.1%
  • Management and General 7.1%
  • Fund Raising 11.1%