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  • 11. Near tragedy inspires Jacob Ryan to help others Thanks to quick-thinking bystanders, Father?s Day continues to be a joyous occasion for Jacob Ryan. It could have turned out otherwise. Jacob was just six years old and celebrating at a friend?s birthday party when his dad collapsed. Mike Ryan was hit by sudden cardiac arrest. Two moms at the party reacted instinctively, giving him cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until emergency responders arrived.
  • 12. Santa Barbara Heart Ball supports Healthy Futures series Santa Barbara Heart Ball supports Healthy Futures series
  • 13. My Heart. My Life. The American Heart Association's My Heart. My Life. healthy living initiative helps people understand what it means to be healthy and empowers them to take action. Recent events in Alaska ? the Anchorage Heart Run and Fairbanks Heart Walk ? are among this initiative?s many activities bringing communities together across the Western States Affiliate to advance the fight against heart diseases and stroke.
  • 14. CPR Week builds momentum for lifesaving skills Nearly 17,000 people learned lifesaving skills during National CPR Week, June 1-7, across the Western States Affiliate. Training took place in a variety of ways ? from large scale events we held in conjunction with local agencies to families teaching themselves at home with our handy kits.
  • 15. Las Vegas Lifestyle Change Award Nomination The American Heart Association wants to recognize individuals who have made positive changes to improve their quality of life and health. No change is too small, and every accomplishment is significant! Nominations for the Lifestyle Change Award can be submitted by friends, co-workers or relatives and individuals can nominate themselves. Winners will be chosen by a volunteer committee. Submit your nomination below.
  • 16. David P. Lee, M.D. What the American Heart Association means to me To me, the American Heart Association (AHA) represents the best of organizations, providing important leadership to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.
  • 17. Jeremy Payne, M.D. -- What the American Heart Association means to me Before I was directly involved with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), it was always visible as a reliable beacon. As a brand it always seemed to be sterling ? an authoritative voice for advocacy, vascular science, research support and outreach. It wasn?t until I was asked to join the affiliate board that I got a true sense of the scope of our work.
  • 18. Dr. Christopher Lay of UCI advances stroke research The work of Christopher Lay, Ph.D., which focuses on non-pharmacological, mild sensory stimulus-based treatment for stroke, was highlighted at the recent Western States Affiliate Board of Directors meeting in Los Angeles. Dr. Lay received a 2010-2012 Postdoctoral Fellowship from the affiliate for his research at the University of California Irvine (UCI).
  • 19. Cultural habits put Latinos at high risk for heart disease and stroke Cultural habits can be hazardous to your health, according to Lucas Restrepo, M.D., Ph.D. ?Some behaviors put Latinos at high risk for heart disease and stroke,? he emphasizes. ?Our foods are delicious but often times have a high content of fat and salt...
  • 20. 2013 Powerful Black Family Celebration RSVP Join us Saturday, August 3, 2013 in Inglewood, CA for our 3rd Annual Powerful Black Family Celebration! A fun filled day with a farmers market, health screenings, sports activities, personal Q & A with doctors, makeovers and exciting giveaways!


Our Mission

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%