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  • 21. 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!
  • 22. Heart-Healthy Grocery Shopping The American Heart Association offers helpful information on heart-healthy grocery shopping for you and your family.
  • 23. Sodium Infographics The American Heart Association explains how excess sodium in the diet can lead to serious health issues with these infographics.
  • 24. Meat & Fish The American Heart Association has all the information you need on meat and including it as part of a heart-healthy diet.
  • 25. Vitamins and Minerals The American Heart Association has all the information you need on vitamins and minerals and part of a heart-healthy diet.
  • 26. Daily Tips to Keep the Family Active The American Heart Association offers these daily tips to help keep your family active.
  • 27. Sugars, Added Sugars and Sweeteners The American Heart Association explains naturally occurring sugars and added sugars prevalent in the American diet.
  • 28. 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.
  • 29. Nutrition Basics The American Heart Association offers helpful information on the basics of nutrition and a heart-healthy diet.
  • 30. Whole Grains The American Heart Association has all the information you need on whole grains and including them as 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
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%