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  • 21. SWA Health Fair Kits Are you having a health fair? Due to limited resources, we are unable to send a representative to your event and cannot provide printed materials. We value your interest in and support of the American Heart Association, and have materials available for purchase and/or download and distribution at your event.
  • 22. Smokefree Idaho Everyone has the right to breathe clean air. There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke and studies show that nonsmokers exposed to high levels of tobacco smoke on the job double their risk of getting lung cancer. There is overwhelming scientific evidence that secondhand tobacco smoke is directly linked to heart disease, the number one killer of both men and women. A person shouldn?t be forced to choose between their job and their health. We need your stories and support as we work in communities across our state to ensure the health of all workers. If you are willing to share your feelings on the issue please share them below.
  • 23. Tips to Keep in Mind for Physical Activity Doctors say kids your age should be physically active for at least 60 minutes a day. The American Heart Association has these tips to keep in mind whole being physically active.
  • 24. Health Literacy | Understanding What Your Doctor Is Saying The American Heart Association helps you learn what to do if you don't understand what you healthcare provider is telling you.
  • 25. No Wealth Without Your Health is expo series theme No Wealth Without Your Health? is the message echoing in a Health and Wellness Expo series presented by MUFG Union Bank, N.A., and the Western States Affiliate. These events provide heart health education along with information and tips to help improve one?s financial fitness.
  • 26. Cómo preparar un almuerzo saludable para llevar a la escuela How to make a healthy school lunch
  • 27. Healthier Preparation Methods for Cooking The American Heart Association offers these healthier preparation methods for cooking your favorite foods.
  • 28. Common Herbs and Spices: How to Use Them Deliciously Forget the salt! The American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart Program explains some of the common spices and how to use them deliciously in your cooking.
  • 29. American Heart Association Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel (INAP) Learn more about the American Heart Association?s Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel (INAP).
  • 30. Comer sano durante todo el invierno Comer sano durante todo el invierno


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%