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  • 1. Numbers don't lie ?Numbers don?t lie,? notes one of our Latina volunteers. ?I finally found something that helps my family see that they need to take care of their health.? She is referring to Heart 360, the American Heart Association on-line tool that helps people monitor blood pressure as part of their overall heart health, while also providing helpful advice and information.
  • 2. The Heartbeat of St. Rose The Heartbeat of St. Rose, Volunteer Voice, April 2013, Julie Gebhardt, Pepper Steppers
  • 3. Help your family by cooking at home Preparing home cooked meals helps your family live a healthier lifestyle, which is especially important for Latinos at high risk for heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association makes cooking at home easy with our Simple Cooking With Heart program. Juntos, March 2013
  • 4. Utah volunteer helps Latinos take charge of their health Utah volunteer, Brenelly Flores, helps Latinos take charge of their health
  • 5. Awareness and treatment are top priorities Awareness and treatment are top priorities, Volunteer Voice, April 2013, Susie Fisher
  • 6. Los Angeles volunteer inspires youth Los Angeles volunteer inspires youth. Helping youth develop leadership and wellness traits is a professional passion for Christine J. Oh, Ph.D.
  • 7. Workplace Wellness Forum Resources and Tools 2012 Workplace Wellness Forum Resources and Tools
  • 8. Students pump up exercise on YouTube Students pump up exercise on YouTube, Yeba Buena High School, Volunteer Voice, April 2013
  • 9. Union Bank is top Heart Walk team in the nation Our long-time supporter Union Bank was named the No. 1 Heart Walk team in the nation for 2012. Volunteer Voice, April 2013
  • 10. Health Equity programs a top priority The Western States Affiliate is a leader in Health Equity programs, providing handy tools to help those at high risk for heart disease and stroke make healthier lifestyle choices. We work with Latino community groups to reach out in creative ways.
  • 11. Paula Battle walks her way to better health Paula Battle walked her way to better health four years ago and is dedicated to helping others do the same. ?Walk, Walk, Walk,? she tells everybody. ?If you can move, you can walk and be fit.?
  • 12. Stroke Ambassador Pam Clements dedicated to raising awareness ?God gave me the ability to share the most devastating thing in my life with a smile on my face and laughter in my heart,? says stroke survivor Pam Clements of Sacramento, CA.
  • 13. 2013 Barren County Heart Walk 2013 Barren County Heart Walk
  • 14. Cori Fowler spreads AHA message in Uganda ?It is important that these parents and children understand that Hands-Only CPR is a safe and easy procedure,? Cori Fowler explains.
  • 15. Durazo and Anderson are WSA Volunteers of the Year The Western States Affiliate 2012 Volunteers of the Year are Ray Durazo and Jeffrey L. Anderson, M.D., who are honored for distinguished commitment to the mission of the American Heart Association during the year and over time.
  • 16. 2013 Wood-Washington Heart Walk 2013 Wood-Washington Heart Walk
  • 17. 2013 National Walking Day - Pittsburgh 2013 National Walking Day - Pittsburgh
  • 18. Young professionals engaging peers in AHA mission A wave of energetic volunteers is evolving among young professionals dedicated to engaging their peers in the American Heart Association?s lifesaving mission. Their efforts have attracted elite participants to recent high-profile events in California and Arizona.
  • 19. Pulse oximetry screening saves precious lives Thanks to our You?re The Cure volunteers and advocates, pulse oximetry screening of newborns has become law in five states in our affiliate -- Alaska, California, Nevada, Oregon and Utah.
  • 20. 2013 Go Red For Women Luncheon - Columbus 2013 Go Red For Women Luncheon - Columbus
  • 21. Near tragedy inspires Jacob Ryan to help others Thanks to quick-thinking bystanders, Father?s Day continues to be a joyous occasion for Jacob Ryan. It could have turned out otherwise. Jacob was just six years old and celebrating at a friend?s birthday party when his dad collapsed. Mike Ryan was hit by sudden cardiac arrest. Two moms at the party reacted instinctively, giving him cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until emergency responders arrived.
  • 22. Santa Barbara Heart Ball supports Healthy Futures series Santa Barbara Heart Ball supports Healthy Futures series
  • 23. 2013 Southern Delaware Heart Walk-Sussex County 2013 southern delaware Heart Walk Sussex County
  • 24. My Heart. My Life. The American Heart Association's My Heart. My Life. healthy living initiative helps people understand what it means to be healthy and empowers them to take action. Recent events in Alaska ? the Anchorage Heart Run and Fairbanks Heart Walk ? are among this initiative?s many activities bringing communities together across the Western States Affiliate to advance the fight against heart diseases and stroke.
  • 25. 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.
  • 26. 2013 Harrison County Heart Walk 2013 Harrison County Heart Walk
  • 27. 2013-2014 Great Rivers Affiliate Board of Directors 2013-2014 Great Rivers Affiliate Board of Directors
  • 28. 2013 Toledo Go Red For Women Luncheon 2013 Go Red For Women Luncheon Toledo OH
  • 29. Las Vegas Lifestyle Change Award Nomination The American Heart Association wants to recognize individuals who have made positive changes to improve their quality of life and health. No change is too small, and every accomplishment is significant! Nominations for the Lifestyle Change Award can be submitted by friends, co-workers or relatives and individuals can nominate themselves. Winners will be chosen by a volunteer committee. Submit your nomination below.
  • 30. David P. Lee, M.D. What the American Heart Association means to me To me, the American Heart Association (AHA) represents the best of organizations, providing important leadership to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.
  • 31. Jeremy Payne, M.D. -- What the American Heart Association means to me Before I was directly involved with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), it was always visible as a reliable beacon. As a brand it always seemed to be sterling ? an authoritative voice for advocacy, vascular science, research support and outreach. It wasn?t until I was asked to join the affiliate board that I got a true sense of the scope of our work.
  • 32. Dr. Christopher Lay of UCI advances stroke research The work of Christopher Lay, Ph.D., which focuses on non-pharmacological, mild sensory stimulus-based treatment for stroke, was highlighted at the recent Western States Affiliate Board of Directors meeting in Los Angeles. Dr. Lay received a 2010-2012 Postdoctoral Fellowship from the affiliate for his research at the University of California Irvine (UCI).
  • 33. Heart Ball 2013 Akron Heart Ball, Akron, 2013
  • 34. 2013 Central Kentucky Go Red For Women Luncheon 2013 Central Kentucky Go Red For Women Luncheon
  • 35. 2013 South Central Kentucky Heart Walk 2013 South Central Kentucky Heart Walk
  • 36. Cultural habits put Latinos at high risk for heart disease and stroke Cultural habits can be hazardous to your health, according to Lucas Restrepo, M.D., Ph.D. ?Some behaviors put Latinos at high risk for heart disease and stroke,? he emphasizes. ?Our foods are delicious but often times have a high content of fat and salt...
  • 37. 2013 Powerful Black Family Celebration RSVP Join us Saturday, August 3, 2013 in Inglewood, CA for our 3rd Annual Powerful Black Family Celebration! A fun filled day with a farmers market, health screenings, sports activities, personal Q & A with doctors, makeovers and exciting giveaways!
  • 38. AHA honors Mary Caldwell and Hank Wasiak Two exceptional volunteers from the Western States Affiliate have received national recognition for their many years of service to the American Heart Association (AHA). Mary Caldwell, R.N., M.B.A., Ph.D., FAHA, is the Healthcare Volunteer of the Year Award and Hank Wasiak was presented with the prestigious Gold Heart Award.
  • 39. Funding applications hit an all-time high Research is the foundation of our lifesaving mission and the volume of applications continues to increase each year -- hitting an all-time high in FY 2012-13. According to Brian Black, Ph.D., Chair of the Western States Affiliate Research Committee, pictured at left, we received a total of 454 applicants in the spring cycle, up 19 percent over the fall. The committee approved 76 new awards totaling nearly $8 million.
  • 40. Walkers raise more than $1 million in Los Angeles County More than 16,000 people participated in Heart & Stroke Walks held in seven cities in Los Angeles County this fall, raising more than $1 million to fight heart disease and stroke. This year the Greater L.A. Heart & Stroke Walk extended its reach to four additional cities, doubled walker participation and engaged more than 300 hundred volunteers.
  • 41. Sylvia Hernandez leads clean air fight in Idaho One dedicated volunteer is Sylvia Hernandez, a manager at The Chalk Horse in Pocatello who has worked to convert the popular bar into a smoke free environment -- safe for employees and patrons. It was one of the first bars in the area to go smoke free.
  • 42. 2013 Philadelphia Heart Walk 2013 Philadelphia Heart Walk
  • 43. Chef Anthony Vidal promotes healthy eating The connection between healthy eating and better living is personal for Chef Anthony Vidal of Las Vegas, NV. He has Type 2 diabetes and a family history of heart-related illnesses. This father of three is taking steps to assure his family will not soon experience the heart-breaking loss of another loved one. Diabetes claimed the lives of both his mother and aunt over the past two years.
  • 44. Chef Phillip Dell shares cooking insights Sharing the amazing possibilities for a healthy, tasty diet with those who want to eat better is Chef Phillip Dell?s goal in life. He is an award winning chef who has won top honors at the American Heart Association?s Flavors of the Heart food festival in Las Vegas, NV. He is also a competitive natural bodybuilder and three-time world champion power lifter who shifted to a healthier lifestyle by losing 92 pounds and keeping it off for years.
  • 45. Judy Coffey, R.N.-- What the American Heart Association means to me My life-long commitment to supporting the mission and vision of the American Heart Association (AHA) stems from both personal and professional reasons. Professionally, I have worked in health care for more than three decades and I have seen first-hand the effect the AHA has had in reducing the incidence of heart attack and stroke. Personally, I have survived the loss of a daughter who was born with three different heart defects.
  • 46. Dr. Robb MacLellan leads UW cardiovascular research team American Heart Association (AHA) research volunteer Robb A. MacLellan, M.D., is pioneering the next generation in cardiovascular regenerative medicine. He pursues new therapies for damaged hearts at the University of Washington (UW) where he is Professor of Medicine, Head of the Division of Cardiology and the Robert A. Bruce Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research.
  • 47. 2013 Go Red For Women Fashion Show 2013 Go Red For Women Fashion Show Pittsburgh PA
  • 48. 2013 National Wear Red Day - Toledo 2013 National Wear Red Day - Toledo ohio oh
  • 49. 2013 Research Reception 2013 Research Reception
  • 50. 2013 Lebanon Go Red For Women Luncheon & Fashion Show 2013 Lebanon Go Red For Women Luncheon & Fashion Show


Our Mission

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
2012-2013 Expenditures

  • Research: 21.7%
  • Public Health Education: 36.8%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.7%
  • Community Services: 6.1%
  • Management & General: 8.5%
  • Fundraising: 12.2%

American Heart Association Diversity Report

Attached is a copy of the American Heart Association’s 2009-2010 Annual Diversity Report. This report highlights our organization’s successes in the area of diversity with emphasis on cultural competence. The report focuses on our consumer initiatives as well as our internal initiatives. We have broadened the scope of this year’s report to showcase initiatives in each of the Affiliates. Also, we have identified key partnerships, sponsorships and strategic alliances that enhanced our efforts to reach common goals.

We truly hope that you will enjoy this copy of the report. Feel free to share copies with your colleagues and partners.

Diversity Report 2009-2010 (Spread layout)
Adobe PDF, File Size 10.9 MB

Diversity Report 2009-2010 (Single Page layout)
Adobe PDF, File Size 10.9 MB