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  • 21. Stroke and High Blood Pressure The American Heart Association explains how high blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a major risk factor for stroke and defines the different types of strokes.
  • 22. Too Much Sodium The American Heart Association helps you learn what excess sodium in your diet can do to your health and appearance.
  • 23. Women, Heart Disease and Stroke Brochure Information about the seriousness of heart disease and stroke, related risk factors (including family history, diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure), warning signs, and what to do in an acute event.
  • 24. The Salty Six Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn the top six common foods that are high in sodium.
  • 25. The Salty Six Spanish Infographic- Los seis salados The American Heart Association helps you learn the top six common foods that are high in sodium.
  • 26. Pre-diabetes Modifiable Risk Factors Learn the pre-diabetes risk factors that you can change.
  • 27. The Salty Six for Kids Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn the top six common foods that are common in kids' diets that are also high in sodium.
  • 28. Understanding Stroke Brochure: Are You at Risk? This brochure provides a concise overview to help people understand the types of stroke and identify risk factors, especially those that pertain to them. Patients learn which risk factors can be treated, modified or controlled and which cannot. Key points are provided to help people recognize and respond immediately to symptoms of stroke.
  • 29. Sodium Swap: Change Your Salty Ways in 21 Days Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn how to change your taste for sodium with this three-week plan.
  • 30. Understand Your Risk for High Blood Pressure The American Heart Association helps you understand your risk of high blood pressure, also called hypertension, by looking at family history, age, diet and poor nutrition like a high-sodium diet, obesity and lack of exercise, alcohol as well as stress, smoking and sleep apnea.


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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

American Heart Association
2013-2014 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 21.8%
  • Public Health Education: 36.4%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.2%
  • Community Services: 6.7%
  • Management & General: 8.6%
  • Fundraising: 12.3%