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  • 61. Life's Simple 7 | Eat Better The American Heart Association explains that eating better is one of Life's Simple 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and how a few simple changes in your diet can help you avoid such a diagnosis in the first place.
  • 62. Heartburn or heart attack? Even though they share some common symptoms, the American Heart Association explains the difference between heartburn and heart attack.
  • 63. What's that you're drinking? The American Heart Association offers this nutritional information for your kids about the important differences in the various types of drinks they choose.
  • 64. Tips for Eating Healthy The American Heart Association explains that Eating healthy isn?t just something to do on National Eating Healthy Day, it?s something you can do every day. And if you slip up today, then start over tomorrow. Every day is a new opportunity.
  • 65. Fats and Oils The American Heart Association introduces the Meet the Fats program to explain the various types of fats; good and bad.
  • 66. Sodium Infographics The American Heart Association explains how excess sodium in the diet can lead to serious health issues with these infographics.
  • 67. Sugars, Added Sugars and Sweeteners The American Heart Association explains naturally occurring sugars and added sugars prevalent in the American diet.
  • 68. Eating Fish for Heart Health The American Heart Association recommends eating fish twice a week to improve heart health.
  • 69. How to Track Your Sodium The American Heart Association helps you learn how much sodium you are getting in your diet with this handy tracker.
  • 70. What's so super about superfoods? The American Heart Association explains that many so-called ?super? foods may be good for your heart and your overall health, but not by themselves. Learn more about how to incorporate them into an overall healthy diet to gain the benefits.


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%