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  • 81. Inflammation and Heart Disease The American Heart Association explains that although it is not proven that inflammation causes cardiovascular disease, inflammation is common for heart disease and stroke patients and is thought to be a sign or atherogenic response.
  • 82. Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Recognition Criteria Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Recognition Criteria
  • 83. Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine Act Learn more about the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine Act (FAST).
  • 84. Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Brochure Having diabetes significantly raises the risk for heart attack and stroke. This booklet addresses why diabetes is a risk factor, and how weight management, nutrition and physical activity can help manage it.
  • 85. York County Go Red For Women Event The American Heart Association volunteers from York County are planning an evening filled with heart-warming guest speaker, spectacular auction items and a heart-healthy meal.
  • 86. Pioneer Valley Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Forum May is American Stroke Month and the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, will once again host a forum open to stroke survivors and their caregivers.
  • 87. Protect Your Heart in the Heat Hot Weather and heart disease can be a dangerous combination. The american Heart Association explains the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke you should know if you have a cardiovascular condition before spending a day in the sun.
  • 88. Recognition from Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Recognition from Get With The Guidelines-Stroke
  • 89. The Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia The American Heart Association provides this heart and stroke encyclopedia. Search any term relating to cardiovascular health to learn more.
  • 90. Youth Stroke Toolkits Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds, prevention is key. Utilizing these classroom resources, you can teach children of all ages how to prevent a stroke, the signs and symptoms of stroke and what to do in an emergency. Prevention is the key and we need you!


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
2016-2017 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research 20.7%
  • Public Health Education 35%
  • Professional Education and Training 18%
  • Community Services 8.3%
  • Management and General 6.6%
  • Fund Raising 11.4%