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  • 31. Keith Ahrens' Story of Survival After a heart attack, Keith learned about sustainable heart-healthy eating, getting regular physical activity and changed his life.
  • 32. Healthy Recipes The American Heart Association offers these healthy low-cholesterol, low- salt and diabetes-friendly recipes.
  • 33. Easy Food Tips for Heart-Healthy Eating Brochure This brochure shows practical ways to get cholesterol and fat out of your diet. It recommends healthy foods, tells how to read nutrition labels, and gives daily fat intake guidelines.
  • 34. Chicken Rotini Salad with Rosemary Chicken Rotini Salad with Rosemary recipe from The American Heart Association
  • 35. Vitamin D-rich foods may lower stroke risk in Japanese-Americans. original article page for simple science
  • 36. Strawberry Breakfast Mousse Strawberry Breakfast Mousse recipe from The American Heart Association
  • 37. My Personal Health Tracker Features tracking charts that encourage people to monitor their cholesterol, blood pressure, weight and glucose at each doctor?s visit. Allows tracking of medications and other vital health data. Also includes tips for lowering your risk for heart disease.
  • 38. Family History and Heart Disease, Stroke The American Heart Association explains that knowing your family history is very important when it comes to understanding your risk for heart disease and stroke, but having a family history of it does not mean it is imminent that you will get it too.
  • 39. Elaine McCracken "In December of 1999, I was diagnosed with focal myocarditis. You might say that saved my life." Read Elaine McCracken's story.
  • 40. For Your Children Brochure: Safeguard them from heart disease and stroke High blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity and smoking have always been "adult" topics. But many children have the same risk factors as their parents. This brochure will help parents understand that childhood behaviors lead to adult behaviors. It will support efforts to curb the risk in 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
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%