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  • 21. Measure Your Risks Posters Hang this 17" x 22" poster in high-traffic areas to alert everybody to risk factors of heart disease and stroke. The poster is printed in English on one side, and Spanish on the reverse.
  • 22. Sean Maloney joins local board to advance stroke awareness in Silicon Valley Four years ago Sean Maloney was a top senior executive at Intel Corporation -- a well-respected leader, gifted speaker and innovator. Around Silicon Valley it was assumed he would take over as the next CEO at the high-tech firm in Santa Clara, CA. However, a stroke sidelined his career in February, 2010.
  • 23. Brian L. Black, Ph.D. – Science is Why Long time research volunteer Brian L. Black, Ph. D., says, ?For me, the AHA's commitment to understanding the science required to eventually cure cardiovascular disease and stroke is Why.?
  • 24. Early Warning Signs of a Heart Attack or Stroke Early warning signs of a heart attack or stroke, if these signs are present call 9-1-1
  • 25. Study probes ultra-early brain saving treatment FAST-MAG -- a first of its kind study into reaching stroke patients ultra-early with brain saving treatment -- was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
  • 26. Stroke Task Force tours UC Irvine lab High-level volunteers serving on the Western States Affiliate Stroke Task Force met recently at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). The group?s first session of FY 2014-15 was hosted by Task Force Chair Steven Cramer, M.D.
  • 27. Saving Strokes RSVP Form Register for a Saving Strokes or Golf Fore Health event near you!
  • 28. 6th Annual New York Stroke Conference This program is designed to educate stroke healthcare professionals on current research findings and clinical standards of stroke management and treatment. Providing an opportunity for general discussion and collaboration regarding state stroke care initiatives.
  • 29. Populations Heart and Stroke Statistical Updates - Populations
  • 30. Family Favorite Recipes Cookbook The American Heart Association's 2014 edition of Favorite Family Recipes magazine features updated information on how to eat healthy, grocery shop smart, read nutrition facts panels on food packaging, and create your own heart-healthy meal plans.


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%