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  • 1. Boston Go Red Por Tu Corazón Toolkit Download these helpful resources and share them with those you love to help promote a heart-healthy lifestyle.
  • 2. Boston University HeartChase Get your game on! HeartChase is a fun competition putting teams on a quest to discover hidden rewards and complete activities that inspire healthy living.
  • 3. Little Hats, Big Hearts Massachusetts Knit or crochet hats for newborns Massachusetts Little Hats, Big Hearts project.
  • 4. Boston Goes Red For Women® Go Red For Women celebrates the energy, passion and power we have as women to band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke right here in Boston, MA!
  • 5. Tedy's Team Tedy Bruschi advocates, on behalf of the American Stroke Association, to raise awareness and inspire fellow stroke survivors.

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%