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  • 11. Energy drinks may increase blood pressure, disturb heart rhythm original article page for simple science
  • 12. 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.
  • 13. Family history inspires Heart Walk dedication Azziem Hassan Underwood?s commitment to the American Heart Association took on added meaning this summer. As he was gearing up for a second year as a Team Captain for the Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk, his identical twin brother Azzad suffered a massive heart attack.
  • 14. Lisa Satchfield inspires Start Training Inspiring other stroke survivors to never give up is why Lisa Satchfield sets the pace for our Start Training program in Orange County, CA. She survived a stroke nearly seven years ago and has participated in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association?s marathon training program for five seasons.
  • 15. Professional Heart Daily Web site Inquiry Form My AmericanHeart inquiry form
  • 16. Most pre-packaged meals, snacks for toddlers contain too much salt original article page for simple science
  • 17. Almost everyone in the world eats too much salt original article page for simple science
  • 18. AHA'S My Cards My Cards is a new online tool that allows US AHA TCCs and Instructors to issue eCards to students who have successfully completed AHA courses.
  • 19. The California Endowment recognized for worksite wellness achievements The California Endowment is not only on the forefront of health equity in California but also on the job with their employees. It has received its first Fit-Friendly Gold Level award as part of the American Heart Association?s My Heart. My Life initiative for exemplary performance in worksite wellness.
  • 20. 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.


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%