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  • 11. Energy drinks may increase blood pressure, disturb heart rhythm original article page for simple science
  • 12. My Heart. My Life. The American Heart Association's My Heart. My Life. healthy living initiative helps people understand what it means to be healthy and empowers them to take action. Recent events in Alaska ? the Anchorage Heart Run and Fairbanks Heart Walk ? are among this initiative?s many activities bringing communities together across the Western States Affiliate to advance the fight against heart diseases and stroke.
  • 13. Control Cholesterol with Life's Simple 7 The American Heart Association helps you learn to control cholesterol levels using these simple tips.
  • 14. 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.
  • 15. Get With The Guidelines - Mission: Lifeline Get With The Guidelines - Mission: Lifeline
  • 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. Mission Lifeline: Montana1 Resources for Mission: Lifeline Montana
  • 18. Joaquin Cigarroa, M.D. - The next generation is Why ?For me, the next generation is Why.? Dr. Cigarroa adds, ?As a father of three young women and educator of medical students, it?s important to me to help the next generation lead longer, healthier lives.
  • 19. Brian L. Black, Ph.D. – Science is Why Long time research volunteer Brian L. Black, Ph. D., says, ?For me, the AHA's commitment to understanding the science required to eventually cure cardiovascular disease and stroke is Why.?
  • 20. Deborah Bateman — My legacy is Why Western States Affiliate volunteer leader Deborah Bateman of Phoenix, AZ, explains, ?My legacy is Why. I am passionate about motivating and inspiring individuals to grow personally and recognize true fulfillment in their lives.?


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%