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  • 11. Educator The American Heart Association offers programs for the classroom and for the gym to get help kids healthy and performing better in school.
  • 12. Simple Cooking with Heart - Life is Sweet; with these Easy Sugar Swaps! The American Heart Association has all the information you need on added sugar with this Simple Cooking with Heart added sugar infographic.
  • 13. Cocina simple con estaciones del corazón de Comer The American Heart Association has all the information you need on seasonal fruits and vegetables with this Simple Cooking with Heart budget shopping infographic.
  • 14. Heart-Check Health Professional Resources The American Heart Association provides the most relevant professional nutrition resources, all in one place.
  • 15. Smart Substitutions The American Heart Association explains that healthy substitutions can help you cut down on saturated fats, trans fats and cholesterol, while noticing little, if any, difference in taste.
  • 16. Healthy Eating Habits Start at Home The American Heart Association offers helpful information on making healthy choices for your whole family to achieve a heart-healthy diet.
  • 17. Family Grocery Shopping Tips more grocery shopping tips
  • 18. Summer Tips for a Healthy Heart The American Heart Association offers these top tips for staying heart healthy this summer.
  • 19. 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.
  • 20. 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.


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%



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