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  • 31. When is the best time of day to work out? The American Heart Association explains when the best time of day to work out is.
  • 32. Top 10 Myths about Cardiovascular Disease The American Heart Association explains that the key to preventing heart disease is managing your risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high total cholesterol or high blood glucose and the best way to find out if you have one of these conditions is through screening tests during regular doctor visits.
  • 33. Staying Active in Cold Weather When winter blows in, you can pull the blankets over your head and go back to sleep?or you can suit up and head out for an outdoor winter adventure! The American Heart Association offers these tips for working out in the cold of winter.
  • 34. Activities and Games The American Heart Association provides some fun ways to teach students about their hearts.
  • 35. Common Problems and Solutions for Being Physically Active The American Heart Association offers tips to get your exercise routine back on track after a cardiac event.
  • 36. Beaverton, Oregon More information about our partnership in Beaverton, OR schools: To increase physical activity throughout the school day, we support teachers by providing additional skills, support, and training. The American Heart Association is working to support professional development for both PE teachers and classroom teachers in K-8 schools during the 2015-16 school year by sharing information on the importance of physical activity and physical education, providing professional developing workshops, and highlighting success and encouraging the rest of Oregon.
  • 37. Answers by Heart Fact Sheets: Lifestyle and Risk Reduction The American Heart Association offers these Answers By Heart patient information sheets answer important questions about quitting smoking, improving your diet, increasing physical activity, and controlling cholesterol and high blood pressure.
  • 38. Seasonal Fitness The American Heart Association offers this information on various ways to get fit all year round!
  • 39. Back to Sports Mini-Grant for Past Recipients Please register for the American Heart Association and the NFL's Back to Sports Toolkit and downloadable resources for parents and athletic trainers.
  • 40. Get Moving: Easy Tips to Get Active! The American Heart Association helps you get moving, even if you don't know where to start!


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%