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  • 31. VITAL Program An overview of the VITAL program
  • 32. Healthy Kids The American Heart Association is working to help kids and families live heart-healthy lives. Use the resources below to help your family live longer, healthier lives. Learn how.
  • 33. Download Harry's Healthy Garden App Help plant the seed about how fun and tasty vegetables and fruits can be! With the help of Harry the bunny, your toddler can grow and prepare a variety of veggies in this virtual garden activity developed by BabyFirst and the American Heart Association. Download it for Apple devices today!
  • 34. Overweight in Children The American Heart Association explains the issues and statistics related to overweight and obesity in children.
  • 35. Commonly Asked Questions About Children and Heart Disease A pediatric cardiologist answers common questions about children and heart disease
  • 36. What is childhood obesity? The American Heart Association explains that among children today, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems that previously weren?t seen until adulthood. Learn what AHA is doing to help and what you can do too.
  • 37. Congenital Heart Defects Personal Stories Hear personal stories from survivors with congenital heart defects and their families.
  • 38. Dietary Recommendations for Healthy Children Help your kids grow up heart healthy by following the American Heart Association's dietary recommendations for healthy children.
  • 39. Activities for Kids The American Heart Association offers these heart-healthy activities for kids.
  • 40. Health Insurance Options for Children The American Heart Association discusses resources and health insurance options for children.


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%