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  • 51. Sneaking More Vegetables into Meals The American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart program teaches you how to sneak vegetables into your favorite meals.
  • 52. Protect NIH Funding Sequestration: Mandatory budget cuts that will seriously reduce NIH research funding and deprive Americans with heart disease and stroke of the innovative treatments they desperately need and deserve.
  • 53. Fiber Up, Slim Down The American Heart Association explains how you can fill up on fiber while losing weight so that you don't feel hungry all the time.
  • 54. Guide to Using Your New Marketplace Coverage The American Heart Association offers this information from Healthcare.gov for consumers who signed up to receive healthcare effective January 1, 2014.
  • 55. The Goodness of Greens The American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart program explains the different types of greens and their appearance, taste and ways to prepare them all.
  • 56. INAP Member Benefits The AHA Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel explains the benefits of being a member. Learn more.
  • 57. Healthier Condiments How to choose and make healthier condiments
  • 58. Deciphering the Menu Nutrition Center - Dining Out - Deciphering the Menu
  • 59. Hearts for Health Care resources about the ACA
  • 60. Summer Tips for a Healthy Heart The American Heart Association offers these top tips for staying heart healthy this summer.


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%