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  • 1. Public Funding for Prevention Public Funding for Prevention
  • 2. Health Policy News Statements & Testimonies Health Policy News Statements & Testimonies
  • 3. WA State Advocacy The American Heart Association / American Stroke Association supports and advocates for public policies that will help improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths by coronary heart disease and stroke by 20 percent by 2020.
  • 4. Science News Video: Stroke Prevention in the Setting of Atrial Fibrillation Video page for Yancy/Sacco video for AHA/ASA Science News.
  • 5. Holter Monitor Diary While you're being monitored by a Holter monitor, it's important to keep an accurate diary of your activities and symptoms during the test.
  • 6. Staying Fit With Chronic Pain The American Heart Association explains protecting your heart health can seem overwhelming if you also battle chronic pain. Learn these tips on how to balance the two.
  • 7. Smokefree Idaho Everyone has the right to breathe clean air. There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke and studies show that nonsmokers exposed to high levels of tobacco smoke on the job double their risk of getting lung cancer. There is overwhelming scientific evidence that secondhand tobacco smoke is directly linked to heart disease, the number one killer of both men and women. A person shouldn?t be forced to choose between their job and their health. We need your stories and support as we work in communities across our state to ensure the health of all workers. If you are willing to share your feelings on the issue please share them below.
  • 8. Life's Simple 7 | Control Cholesterol The American Heart Association explains that Controlling cholesterol levels is one of Life's Simple 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and how a few simple changes can help you avoid high blood cholesterol.
  • 9. Life's Simple 7 | Quit Smoking The American Heart Association explains that quitting smoking is one of Life's Simple 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and how a few simple changes can help you quit the habit for good.
  • 10. Life's Simple 7 | Manage Blood Pressure The American Heart Association explains that managing blood pressure is one of Life's Simple 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and how a few simple changes can help you avoid high blood pressure.


Our Mission

Community

We’re making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikable 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 bikable 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%