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  • 61. Start or Join a Walking Club Start or join an Walking Club today!
  • 62. Protein and Heart Health Most of us are getting far more protein than we actually need. Meat is high in saturated fat and can raise blood cholesterol levels. The American Heart Association helps you find a balance with fruits, vegetables and protein.
  • 63. 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.
  • 64. Fruit and Veggie Toolkit for Kids The American Heart Association Fruit and Veggie Toolkit for Kids is a collection of resources that will help you empower your child(ren) to develop healthy habits early in life that will bring lifelong benefits.
  • 65. Work Out at Work The American Heart Association offers these great tips to get active during your work day!
  • 66. Deciphering the Menu Nutrition Center - Dining Out - Deciphering the Menu
  • 67. Heart-Check Professional Resources The American Heart Association's Heart-Check mark program offers useful resources for all types of professionals in the nutrition industry.
  • 68. Heart-Healthy Holiday Gifts The American Heart Association offers these small heart-healthy holiday gift ideas.
  • 69. How Can I Make My Lifestyle Healthier? Learn things you can do to make your lifestyle healthier.
  • 70. How to Have a Heart-Healthy Halloween The American Heart Association offers these tips to make your Halloween festivities fun, safe, and healthy for you, your family, all those trick-or-treaters and party guests.


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%