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  • 1. Problem: Heart Valve Stenosis Stenosis is the term for a heart valve that doesn?t open properly. Learn about the different types of stenosis or stenotic valves.
  • 2. Risks for Heart Valve Problems Learn who is at risk of having heart valve problems, or valvular heart disease.
  • 3. Manage Blood Pressure With Life's Simple 7 Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn how to manage blood pressure with some simple steps from Life's Simple 7.
  • 4. Go Red For Women Heart CheckUp Take the Go Red For Women Heart CheckUp!
  • 5. Science News Video: ESC 2010: Mariell Jessup on Sunday Hot Lines ESC Science News Video Page: Mariell Jessup Interview on Hot Lines presented Sunday, Aug. 29 at ESC Congress 2010.
  • 6. Train To End Stroke Train To End Stroke is a life-changing journey -- it's an adventure of courage, kindness and hope.
  • 7. What the American Heart Association Means to me volunteer voice, mary fastenau, leadership in action
  • 8. CPR Week builds momentum for lifesaving skills Nearly 17,000 people learned lifesaving skills during National CPR Week, June 1-7, across the Western States Affiliate. Training took place in a variety of ways ? from large scale events we held in conjunction with local agencies to families teaching themselves at home with our handy kits.
  • 9. Learning Library and Research OSO Landing Page: Research & Learning Library
  • 10. Heart Valve Terms and Related Conditions As you prepare for heart valve testing for a complete diagnosis, here are some terms and related conditions you may find helpful
  • 11. Heart-Check Mark: 1995 to Today The look of the Heart-Check mark has changed over the years, but you can you can trust that it always represents the sound science and expertise of the American Heart Association.
  • 12. 2014 Philadelphia Heart Ball 2014 Philadelphia Heart Ball
  • 13. Problem: Pulmonary Valve Stenosis Pulmonary stenosis is a restriction of blood flowing through the valve from the heart to the lungs. Learn about treatment and ongoing care of this condition.
  • 14. Guidelines for Requests to Translate Materials Permission may be granted to translate AHA material if the request meets the listed criteria.
  • 15. Guidelines for Use Materials in Electronic Format Permission may be granted to use American Heart materials on third party websites with the listed caveats.
  • 16. Best Practices Center Data Management Best Practices Center Data Management
  • 17. Layered Mexican Casserole Try our low-cholesterol recipe for Layered Mexican Casserole.
  • 18. Lettuce-Wrap Tacos with Black Beans and Corn Try our low-cholesterol recipe for Lettuce-Wrap Tacos with Black Beans and Corn.
  • 19. Problem: Pulmonary Valve Regurgitation Pulmonary regurgitation (PR, also called pulmonic regurgitation) is a leaky pulmonary valve. Learn about its symptoms and causes.
  • 20. Webinar: Cultural Competency - A Road Map to Advancing Health Equity This web conference is designed to provide medical professionals working with patients in the hospital and clinic-based environment with strategies that promote the delivery of inclusive and culturally competent health care.
  • 21. Support Student Initiatives in the SWA Donate $25 today to help student initiatives in Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming
  • 22. New York State Stroke Conference 2012: Speaker Presentations Speakers presentations from the 2012 New York State Stroke Conference: Maximizing Stroke Quality of Care: Key Ingredients
  • 23. Making the Stroke Connection Annual Stroke Awards The American Stroke Association realizes the importance of recognizing individuals that help further our mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Four awards are presented annually in Massachusetts at the Heart of Our Mission Awards event in September.
  • 24. Making the Stroke Connection: Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Forum This educational event will provide information and resources to the stroke survivor community through presentations, vendors and networking.
  • 25. Greater Boston Health Equity Local Programs Local programs in greater Boston around Health Equity.
  • 26. High-Protein Diets The American Heart Association doesn't recommend high-protein diets for weight loss. Learn more.
  • 27. Preparing for Accountability: Managing Cost and Quality in Heart Failure Join us for a free monthly web conference series designed to help hospital providers navigate the road blocks of heart failure and manage cost and quality in the new decade.
  • 28. Obesity Information What is obesity? The American Heart Association defines obesity and explains how obesity can affect your heart.
  • 29. Managing Your Medicines: Our Guide to Effective Medicine Management (Brochure) Contains tips and tools to help readers learn new strategies for medication adherence and adopt and maintain healthy behaviors.
  • 30. Weight Management The American Heart Association offers advice and tips on managing your weight, losing weight and obesity information.
  • 31. New Hampshire Youth Markets Contact us for information on Youth Market activities throughout New Hampshire!
  • 32. Eat More Fruits and Vegetables The American Heart Association explains Goal 1 of the 5 Goals to Eating Healthy is to eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • 33. New Hampshire Go Red BetterU Makeover Challenge The American Heart Association in New Hampshire--along with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England and Executive Health & Sports Center--are seeking applicants for the life-changing, Go Red BetterU Makeover Challenge.
  • 34. Symptoms, Diagnosis & Monitoring of High Cholesterol Three simple steps: get tested, make a plan and follow your doctor's recommendations to manage your cholesterol.
  • 35. International Reviewer - ECC Programs International reviewers of American Heart Association's Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) training materials and documents provide critical review and volunteer hours.
  • 36. Symptoms of Heart Valve Problems Most valve conditions cannot be treated with medication alone. Sometimes the problem is not severe enough to require surgical repair, but it is bothersome enough to cause symptoms or risks. In cases like these, a condition might be effectively managed for a while with medication.
  • 37. Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Course is a classroom course that teaches employees how to protect themselves and others from being exposed to blood or blood-containing materials.
  • 38. Eating When Not Hungry The American Heart Association explains the different reasons why you may eat when you're not hungry, and how to control your binges.
  • 39. Peripheral Angiogram The American Heart Association explains that a peripheral angiogram is a test that uses X-rays to help your doctor find narrowed or blocked areas in one or more of the arteries that supply blood to your legs. The test is also called a peripheral arteriogram.
  • 40. Fight Stress with Healthy Habits The American Heart Association helps you develop healthy habits to fight the effects of stress.
  • 41. Nancy Book's High Blood Pressure Story Losing weight information from The American Heart Association.
  • 42. Life's Simple 7 Brochure (Spanish) A concise yet thorough explanation of the American Heart Association's seven steps for achieving ideal cardiovascular health. Encourages the reader to take the My Life CheckŪ assessment and create an action plan for a healthier life.
  • 43. Guidelines for ECC Use The American Heart Association grants permission to use algorithms, tables and illustrations from current ECC materials according to the fee schedule listed. The AHA no longer grants permission to use older black-and-white line drawing illustrations.
  • 44. Holiday Stress? Try Our Top 5 Tips for a Heart-Healthy Holiday Season The American Heart Association recommends that you fight holiday stress by staying heart-healthy with these tips.
  • 45. Free Patient/Caregiver Magazines Subscribe to these free magazines offered by The American Heart Association.
  • 46. What Is Stress Management? The American Heart Association explains that laughter, physical activity and thought-sorting can be effective stress-management techniques.
  • 47. Get With The GuidelinesŪ-Stroke Patient Management Tool Stroke Patient Management Tool
  • 48. 2015 Louisville Heart Ball 2015 Louisville Heart Ball
  • 49. Heart-Check Health Professional Toolkit Client / Patient Materials The American Heart Association offers these materials to help you teach your clients/patients how to use the Heart-Check mark.
  • 50. Heart-Check Mark for Health Professionals Heart-healthy grocery shopping is easy when you your patients look for the American Heart Association's Heart Check mark on the food label in the grocery store.
  • 51. Making Healthy Food and Lifestyle Choices Brochure This brochure gives a great overview of how you can make simple changes in your life and diet to improve your health. A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons you have to fight cardiovascular disease. It's not as hard as you may think! Remember, it is the overall pattern of the choices you make that counts.
  • 52. New Hampshire Heart and Stroke Walk My Heart.My Life is the American Heart Association?s groundbreaking campaign to help Americans live healthier lifestyles by focusing on healthy living and creating healthy mindsets through a range of education, advocacy, and community efforts that reinforce the value of eating well and being physically active. My Heart. My Life will help the AHA to reach our 2020 impact goal of reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke in all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke by 20 percent. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association?s signature fundraising event, which promotes physical activity and heart-healthy living in a fun environment. The Heart Walk brings together companies, families and their teams to fight heart disease and stroke. Your company can enter one or several teams that walk and raise money together for the event. The camaraderie and friendly competition brings team members together for a very worthy cause. Companies and coworkers reap the many benefits of good health and teamwork including an increase in company pride leadership skills, community spirit and employee morale.
  • 53. Know Your Fats The American Heart Association explains the different types of fats. What are healthy fats? Knowing which fats raise LDL cholesterol is the first step in lowering your risk of heart disease.
  • 54. International Distributors The American Heart Association (AHA) publishes ECC training materials in several difference languages.
  • 55. My Healthcare Quality Map The next best thing to wiping heart disease and stroke off the map is putting quality healthcare onto it. Find recognized, accredited, and certified hospitals near you. Learn what recognitions, accreditations, and certifications tell you about quality healthcare. How your healthcare team can get involved in hospital quality programs. When to call 911. Learn hands-only CPR. Help save lives today.
  • 56. Science News Video: ESC 2010: Mariell Jessup ESC Science News Video Page: Mariell Jessup Interview on ESC & Why you should attend.
  • 57. Chino Hills Teacher's Inspirational "Change Of Life" Diet and exercise worked for Laura. ?I used to stop by the drive-through and get a burger all the time. Now I can?t recall the last time I?ve done that.? She never intended to run marathons, her goal was to get into better shape to prolong life.
  • 58. Heart-Check Mark Logos The American Heart Association's Heart-Check mark Food Certification logos.
  • 59. Dear Neighbor Campaign - A great way to get involved! Page about Dear Neighbor Campaign
  • 60. Losing Weight and Getting Healthier The American Heart Association explains the risks associated with obesity and how you can get healthier and more active.
  • 61. Local Women Speaking Red to Fight Heart Disease Six local women are making it their mission to share their story and hope to inspire other women to care for their hearts. Be inspired by their stories!
  • 62. Stress Management Stress affects each of us in different ways. The American Heart Association offers advice on how to deal with stress.
  • 63. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) The American Heart Association explains that Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive test that uses a magnetic field and radiofrequency waves to create detailed pictures of organs and structures inside your body. It can be used to examine your heart and blood vessels, and to identify areas of the brain affected by stroke.
  • 64. Mission: Lifeline Wyoming Materials Materials and meeting minutes for the Mission: Lifeline Wyoming project
  • 65. Eat More Chicken, Fish and Beans The American Heart Association explains the nutritional benefits of eating more chicken, fish and beans for heart health.
  • 66. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about BMI The American Heart Association answers these frequently asked questions about body mass index or BMI.
  • 67. WSA Scorecard Resources Our 2020 goal is to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent by the year 2020. To achieve this lofty goal, we need your help!
  • 68. Life's Simple 7 Brochure A concise yet thorough explanation of the American Heart Association's recommendations for healthy living: avoid tobacco smoke, monitor high blood pressure, eat food low in cholesterol and saturated fats, be physically active, maintain a healthy weight, and have regular medical exams. 4 pages, 4" x 8?"
  • 69. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Stress The American Heart Associations answers these frequently asked questions about stress and your health.
  • 70. Take Action To Control Stress The American Heart Association helps you take action to control stress.
  • 71. Get With The GuidelinesŪ-HF Patient Management Tool The American Heart Association's Patient Management Tool? (PMT) is an online, interactive assessment and reporting system, powered by Quintiles Real World & Late Phase Research, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Quintiles can meet your data submission requirements while tracking and reporting on your hospital's performance at delivering guidelines-based treatment.
  • 72. Keith Ahrens' Story of Survival After a heart attack, Keith learned about sustainable heart-healthy eating, getting regular physical activity and changed his life.
  • 73. Understand Your Risk for High Cholesterol High cholesterol is just one heart disease risk factor. The American Heart Association helps you to understand your risk for high cholesterol.
  • 74. Keeping the Weight Off The American Heart Association explains that after all that hard work of losing weight you?re now wondering: How do I keep it off and stay in shape.
  • 75. Heart-Check Hospitals Does your hospital have a Heart-Check Mark?
  • 76. Managing Your Medicines The American Heart Association has information for cardiac rehab patients on managing and taking medications.
  • 77. Trans Fats The American Heart Association clears up the confusion about trans fats.
  • 78. Heart-Check Professional Resources The American Heart Association's Heart-Check mark program offers useful resources for all types of professionals in the nutrition industry.
  • 79. Treating Obesity as a Disease According to new guidelines released by the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and The Obesity Society in November 2013, doctors should consider obesity a disease and more actively treat obese patients for weight loss. Learn more.
  • 80. International Materials The American Heart Association publishes valuable training materials in many foreign languages, including Spanish, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Arabic, Italian, Chinese, and French.
  • 81. Massachusetts Wear Red Day Registration One day a year, what you wear is a matter of life and death! Join us for National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 7, 2014.
  • 82. International Distribution and Licensing The American Heart Association?s Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) signs legal agreements with various organizations across the world to enable quality training and products for Emergency Cardiovascular Care.
  • 83. Losing Weight the Healthy Way (Brochure) The basics of weight management, in just a few easy-to-read pages. Includes information on how to develop a healthy eating plan, select and prepare food, and become more physically active.
  • 84. Know the Facts About Weight Loss Know the Facts About Weight Loss. Here?s some essential information you need to lose weight the smart way.
  • 85. Problem: Heart Valve Regurgitation Regurgitation occurs when blood flows back through the valve as the leaflets are closing or blood leaks through the leaflets when they should be completely closed. Learn about the types and how to deal with this heart condition.
  • 86. Types of Replacement Heart Valves If you need to have a heart valve replacement, there are several choices to consider when selecting the type of valve you need. Learn more about them.
  • 87. Certify Your Heart-Healthy Food The American Heart Association wants you to certify your heart-healthy food. Learn how!
  • 88. Understanding the American Obesity Epidemic What is obesity? The American Heart Association defines obesity and explains how obesity has become an epidemic and what we can do about it.
  • 89. Meals Without Meat The American Heart Association explains that eating meals without meat can help lower your cholesterol and help reduce your risk of heart disease and offers these suggestions on how to do it.
  • 90. Four Ways to Deal with Stress The American Heart Association offers these four techniques for managing stress.
  • 91. Media PGR Partnerships Philadelphia Goes Red
  • 92. Tulsa Sweethearts & Mavericks Program Tulsa Sweethearts and Mavericks are sophomore students that participate in educational, leadership and social activities during the school year, and are presented at the American Heart Association?s historic Heart Ball in February each year. This program is limited to 70 participants per year.
  • 93. Preparing Children for Heart Surgery The American Heart Surgery explains how to prepare children for heart surgery including Blood Transfusions, Talking to Your Child About Their Surgery, In the Operating Room, In the Intensive Care Unit, Further Hospital Care and Taking Care of Your Child at Home.
  • 94. Too Much Sodium Infographic The American Heart Association explains that 9 out of 10 Americans consume too much sodium with this new infographic.
  • 95. BMI in Children The American Heart Association offers this information on BMI in children and steps parents and guardians can take to avoid childhood obesity.
  • 96. Heart Valve Problems and Causes If you?re seeking to better understand a heart valve problem, the American Heart Association can help. Learn about potential problems and causes of heart valve issues.
  • 97. Southern Maine Heart Walk The Southern Maine Heart Walk is a casual 3.5 mile walk around the pristine Back Cove Pathway.
  • 98. QI Find your Hospital Being informed is important. Especially when it comes to health care. Our easy-to-use map puts information about area hospitals at your fingertips.
  • 99. Outreach PGR Partnership Outreach PGR Partnership
  • 100. The Effects of Excess Sodium Infographic The American Heart Association helps you learn the effects of excess sodium on your health and appearance.


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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

American Heart Association
2013-2014 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 21.8%
  • Public Health Education: 36.4%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.2%
  • Community Services: 6.7%
  • Management & General: 8.6%
  • Fundraising: 12.3%