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  • 21. Preventing Childhood Obesity: Tips for Parents and Caretakers The American Heart Association offers tips for parents and guardians to help prevent childhood obesity.
  • 22. Disability Benefits and Health Insurance Options | Heart Disease and Stroke The American Heart Association explains Disability benefits and health insurance options for the disabled with heart disease or stroke.
  • 23. Join Kids With Heart Have you or someone you care about suffered from heart disease or stroke? Give hope to others by sharing your story. At the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, we often get requests from the media, companies, schools, etc. for individuals to come and speak or just share their story. If your story fits a request made to us, we will contact you and ask for your permission to use your story. We do not share this information without prior permission from you. Kids, be sure to get your parent?s permission to get involved with us. If you are under 18 we will need a release form signed by a parent or legal guardian before publishing your story. Please contact Carrie Vines to complete this process. Thank you in advance for your help as we work together in the fight against heart disease and stroke!
  • 24. How to Change Bad Habits and Live a Heart Healthy Lifestyle The key to being heart healthy is maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing your risk factors. The American Heart Association explains how to make new healthy habits and change old unhealthy habits and how to stick with the healthy changes. Learn these changes from the Hip Hop Doc.
  • 25. Pediatric Cardiomyopathies Introduction to Pediatric Cardiomyopathies
  • 26. Meet Mark Ridder - AHA Heart Valve Ambassador Read about Mark's journey with heart valve disease, which began in high school, when a heart murmur was detected in a routine physical exam. Later in life he was diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis, which ultimately turned severe enough to require valve replacement surgery.
  • 27. Understanding Your Heart Valve Treatment Options Recovery statistics are very good for people who receive proper treatment of their heart valve problems. Learn about the different treatment options available.
  • 28. Re-Union of Hearts For Lisa Satchfield, it was a stroke. For Debra North, it was heart disease. Lidia Morales experienced both.
  • 29. Roles of Your Four Heart Valves To better understand your valve condition, it helps to know the role each heart valve plays in providing healthy blood circulation.
  • 30. Hudson County Heart Walk Heart Walk at Liberty state park to fight No. 1 and No. 4 killers.


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%