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  • 21. Mission: Lifeline Wyoming Materials Materials and meeting minutes for the Mission: Lifeline Wyoming project
  • 22. Eat More Chicken, Fish and Beans The American Heart Association explains the nutritional benefits of eating more chicken, fish and beans for heart health.
  • 23. Treating Obesity as a Disease According to new guidelines released by the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and The Obesity Society in November 2013, doctors should consider obesity a disease and more actively treat obese patients for weight loss. Learn more.
  • 24. International Materials The American Heart Association publishes valuable training materials in many foreign languages, including Spanish, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Arabic, Italian, Chinese, and French.
  • 25. International Distribution and Licensing The American Heart Association?s Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) signs legal agreements with various organizations across the world to enable quality training and products for Emergency Cardiovascular Care.
  • 26. Tulsa Sweethearts & Mavericks Program Tulsa Sweethearts and Mavericks are sophomore students that participate in educational, leadership and social activities during the school year, and are presented at the American Heart Association?s historic Heart Ball in February each year. This program is limited to 70 participants per year.
  • 27. BMI in Children The American Heart Association offers this information on BMI in children and steps parents and guardians can take to avoid childhood obesity.
  • 28. QI Find your Hospital Being informed is important. Especially when it comes to health care. Our easy-to-use map puts information about area hospitals at your fingertips.
  • 29. A Daughter's Devotion Continues Judy Marlow-Ratway donor story
  • 30. Don't Fall Prey to Portion Distortion Big portion sizes can mean you?re getting more food than your body can stomach to maintain a healthy weight. The American Heart Association explains how much to put on your plate to help control how much you eat.


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%