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  • 11. Western States Affiliate Volunteer Training Modules western states affiliate volunteer training modules
  • 12. Burden of cardiovascular disease in Hawaii Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Hawaii and in the nation. It poses a significant public health burden to the people of Hawaii. It is also responsible for activity limitations due to disability, a large portion of health care costs including hospitalization, and indirect costs due to lost wages and decreased productivity.
  • 13. Metro-Phoenix Stroke Centers The Primary Stroke Center matrix is based on the recommendations published by the Brian Attack Coalition and American Stroke Association statements for stroke to evaluate hospitals functioning as primary stroke centers. When in need of care for a stroke, Primary Stroke Centers are the preferred hospitals to go to. Look up the Stroke Centers nearest you on our map of all the Stroke Centers in the United States.
  • 14. South Sound Goes Red February 3 is the American Heart Association?s Lobby Day. Join our volunteers as we head to Olympia to help shape health policy in our state. February 6 is National Wear Red DayŽ. Wear red, raise awareness and inspire others. Download our toolkit now.
  • 15. Puget Sound Goes Red Support the Go Red mission by joining our Go Red For Women Luncheon on March 26, 2014 at the Seattle Macy's Downtown. Resources and information about the Go Red movement that you can share with friends and family.


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%