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  • 71. About Fruits and Vegetables The American Heart Association explains that fresh, filling and heart-healthy, fruits and vegetables are an important part of your overall healthy eating plan. Learn more!
  • 72. Fruits and Vegetables The American Heart Association has all the information you need on fruits and vegetables and including them as part of a heart-healthy diet.
  • 73. 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.
  • 74. Heart-Healthy Grocery Shopping The American Heart Association offers helpful information on heart-healthy grocery shopping for you and your family.
  • 75. Food Packaging Claims The American Heart Association helps you understand what the various claims on food packaging labels mean so you can make informed decisions about the food you buy for yourself and your family.
  • 76. Sodium Infographics The American Heart Association explains how excess sodium in the diet can lead to serious health issues with these infographics.
  • 77. Meat & Fish The American Heart Association has all the information you need on meat and including it as part of a heart-healthy diet.
  • 78. Eating Fish for Heart Health The American Heart Association recommends eating fish twice a week to improve heart health.
  • 79. Fats and Oils The American Heart Association introduces the Meet the Fats program to explain the various types of fats; good and bad.
  • 80. Vitamins and Minerals The American Heart Association has all the information you need on vitamins and minerals and part of a heart-healthy diet.


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%