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  • 11. Life is Why Family Health Challenge Spanish Infographic The American Heart Association invites you to join the Life is Why Family Health Challenge this September and take a stand to prevent childhood obesity in your home.
  • 12. Body Mass Index In Adults (BMI Calculator for Adults) The American Heart Association explains the Body Mass Index and how it is used.
  • 13. Understand Your Risk for Excessive Blood Clotting The American Heart Association helps you understand the risk factors for excessive blood clotting, also called hypercoagulation.
  • 14. What is childhood obesity? The American Heart Association explains that among children today, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems that previously weren?t seen until adulthood. Learn what AHA is doing to help and what you can do too.
  • 15. Kids Cook With Heart and Teens Cook With Heart Today 1 in 3 American children and teens are overweight or obese. Kids Cook With Heart / Teens Cook With Heart aims to change that.
  • 16. Metabolic Syndrome What is metabolic Syndrome? The American Heart Association explains what metabolic syndrome is, what your risk of metabolic syndrome is, the symptoms of metabolic syndrome, the diagnosis of metabolic syndrome, the treatment of metabolic syndrome and how metabolic syndrome can be prevented.
  • 17. For Your Children Brochure: Safeguard them from heart disease and stroke High blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity and smoking have always been "adult" topics. But many children have the same risk factors as their parents. This brochure will help parents understand that childhood behaviors lead to adult behaviors. It will support efforts to curb the risk in children.
  • 18. Your Risk for Metabolic Syndrome Some people are genetically prone to develop insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome. Learn more about metabolic syndrome.
  • 19. Is Childhood Obesity an Issue in Your Home? Did you know that one-third of all American children are overweight and 17 percent are obese? And the number of overweight adolescents has doubled over the past three decades? What about your child? The American Heart Association offers these steps and help your kids avoid our nation?s unhealthy trend.
  • 20. Just Move: Our guide to physical activity (Spanish) Brochure Este folleto informa sobre la actividad fisica, ofrece estrategias para incorporarla en su rutina diaria (incluso si usted no es atleta) y alienta al lector a establecer metas de actividad fisica.


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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