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  • 1. WSA Heart Hero Kit To ensure that our Western States Affiliate Kids With Heart have all they?ll need to be a heart ambassador for the American Heart Association, we equip each child with their very own ?Hero Kit? filled with all they?ll need to teach others how they can save lives.
  • 2. Kids With Heart inspires families [!--$getImageAltText('UCM_468761')--]This online community provides support for families dealing with critical congenital heart disease (CCHD). One of the first youngsters featured on the Kids With Heart website is Caleb Peltier.
  • 3. Join Kids With Heart Have you or someone you care about suffered from heart disease or stroke? Give hope to others by sharing your story. At the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, we often get requests from the media, companies, schools, etc. for individuals to come and speak or just share their story. If your story fits a request made to us, we will contact you and ask for your permission to use your story. We do not share this information without prior permission from you. Kids, be sure to get your parent?s permission to get involved with us. If you are under 18 we will need a release form signed by a parent or legal guardian before publishing your story. Please contact Carrie Vines to complete this process. Thank you in advance for your help as we work together in the fight against heart disease and stroke!
  • 4. Meet Mason in Center Grove Indiana Meet Mason in Center Grove Indiana
  • 5. Meet Mikey in Carol Stream Illinois Meet Mikey in Carol Stream Illinois
  • 6. Meet Jacey in Avon Indiana Meet Jacey in Avon Indiana
  • 7. Meet Sage in Cameron Meet Sage in Cameron
  • 8. Meet Owen in Avon Indiana Meet Owen in Avon Indiana
  • 9. Meet Kaitlyn in Woodridge Illinois Meet Kaitlyn Steffgen in Woodridge Illinois
  • 10. Meet Bethzy in Lexington Nebraska Meet Bethzy in Lexington Nebraska


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
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%