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  • 1. Conquer the Craving - Learning to Resist Temptation Last-minute impulses sinking your healthy eating? Try these tips for that moment of weakness from the American Heart Association
  • 2. Treating Obesity as a Disease According to new guidelines released by the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and The Obesity Society in November 2013, doctors should consider obesity a disease and more actively treat obese patients for weight loss. Learn more.
  • 3. A Little Planning Helps Your Heart - and Your Budget Convinced that eating a heart-healthy diet will take a big bite out of your budget? The American Heart Association explains how to eat heart-healthy on a budget.
  • 4. Cooking For Weight Loss The American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart program offers these cooking tips for trying to lose weight.
  • 5. Understanding the American Obesity Epidemic What is obesity? The American Heart Association defines obesity and explains how obesity has become an epidemic and what we can do about it.
  • 6. Life's Simple 7 | Losing Weight The American Heart Association explains that losing weight is one of Life's Simply 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and stroke and gives steps you can take to lose extra pounds.
  • 7. Extreme Obesity, And What You Can Do The American Heart Association explains that too much weight can take a toll on your body, especially your heart. The good news is that there are steps you can take to get healthier ? and even losing a little body weight can start you on the right path.
  • 8. Food Diary - How to Keep Track of What You Eat The American Heart Association helps you learn how to keep track of what you eat in order to lose weight or maintain your weight.
  • 9. Losing Weight With Life's Simple 7 The American Heart Association helps you learn to lose weight using these simple tips.
  • 10. Keith Ahrens' Story of Survival After a heart attack, Keith learned about sustainable heart-healthy eating, getting regular physical activity and changed his life.


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%