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  • 11. Cholesterol and Other Educational Brochures The American Heart Association offers these health education packets and brochures with content designed to help you better understand your treatments, successfully manage your condition and reduce your risk.
  • 12. Safeguard your children from heart disease and stroke_1277477874666 High blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity and smoking have always been "adult" topics. But many children have the same risk factors as their parents. This brochure will help parents understand that childhood behaviors lead to adult behaviors. It will support efforts to curb the risk in children.
  • 13. Artichoke, Red Bell Pepper, and White Bean Salad on Fresh Spinach Leaves A sprinkling of feta cheese enhances this quick-to-fix red, white, and green salad.
  • 14. Public Cholesterol Screening (Adults and Children) The American Heart Association urges all Americans to have their physicians determine their total and HDL blood cholesterol levels. This is very important for those people with a family history of heart disease, high blood pressure or stroke. Learn more about Public Screenings.
  • 15. Crunchy-Crusted Salmon Fillets Buttermilk helps tenderize the salmon and keep it moist as it bakes. The coating of whole-grain oats and almonds adds a nutritious crunch.
  • 16. Hey Kids, Learn About Cholesterol The American Heart Association offers these tips for kids on how to keep their cholesterol under control with Life's Simple 7.
  • 17. Life's Simple 7® | Control Cholesterol The American Heart Association explains that Controlling cholesterol levels is one of Life's Simple 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and how a few simple changes can help you avoid high blood cholesterol.
  • 18. Salad with Curried Chicken and Fruit Make a chicken salad with creamy apricot-curry sauce, spoon it over crisp salad greens, and top it all with crunchy sliced almonds for a delightful lunch or dinner entrée.
  • 19. Chilled Asian Asparagus Spears A cool and tangy change from the usual cooked asparagus, this dish is perfect as a complement to an entrée or as an elegant party appetizer.
  • 20. Chicken Pizza Sauté Opt for this creative one-dish meal when you crave the flavor of pizza but want less cholesterol, fats, sodium, and calories than you get with traditional pizza.


Our Mission

Community

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

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikable 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 bikable 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%