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  • 41. Congenital Heart Defects Tools and Resources The American Heart Association offers these congenital heart defect tools and resources.
  • 42. 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.
  • 43. Congenital Heart Defects Personal Stories Hear personal stories from survivors with congenital heart defects and their families.
  • 44. Dietary Recommendations for Healthy Children Help your kids grow up heart healthy by following the American Heart Association's dietary recommendations for healthy children.
  • 45. Maine's Little Heart Hero Day Little Heart Hero Day in Maine for families affected by congenital heart defects. This family-friendly event will feature pumpkin decorating, live music, crafts and a chance for families to connect with one another.
  • 46. Activities for Kids The American Heart Association offers these heart-healthy activities for kids.
  • 47. Health Insurance Options for Children The American Heart Association discusses resources and health insurance options for children.
  • 48. Issues and Campaigns Federal issues landing page
  • 49. Why We Garden The American Heart Association explains why Teaching Gardens are so important to our mission.
  • 50. Our Kids Programs The American Heart Association recommends strategies for prevention of heart disease and stroke that improve the social and physical environment for healthful eating and physical activity in children. Learn more about our children?s health initiatives.


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
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%