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  • 21. Heart-Check Professional Resources The American Heart Association's Heart-Check mark program offers useful resources for all types of professionals in the nutrition industry.
  • 22. Understanding Food Nutrition Labels The American Heart Association helps you learn how to read and understand food nutrition labels.
  • 23. How to Have a Heart-Healthy Halloween The American Heart Association offers these tips to make your Halloween festivities fun, safe, and healthy for you, your family, all those trick-or-treaters and party guests.
  • 24. Heart-Check Frequently Asked Questions The American Heart Association answers these frequently asked questions about the Heart-Check Program.
  • 25. Healthy Eating and Your Family The American Heart Association helps you learn all about heart-healthy eating and your family.
  • 26. Download Harry's Healthy Garden App Help plant the seed about how fun and tasty vegetables and fruits can be! With the help of Harry the bunny, your toddler can grow and prepare a variety of veggies in this virtual garden activity developed by BabyFirst and the American Heart Association. Download it for Apple devices today!
  • 27. Sodium and Salt The American Heart Association explains how excess sodium in the diet can lead to high blood pressure and how the average American diet gets almost twice as much sodium daily as recommended.
  • 28. Meal Planning: How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch The American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart program teaches you how to pack a healthy school lunch for your kids.
  • 29. 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.
  • 30. Types of Fitness The American Heart Association offers this information on various methods of fitness.


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
2016-2017 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research 20.7%
  • Public Health Education 35%
  • Professional Education and Training 18%
  • Community Services 8.3%
  • Management and General 6.6%
  • Fund Raising 11.4%



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