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  • 41. Staying Active in Cold Weather When winter blows in, you can pull the blankets over your head and go back to sleep?or you can suit up and head out for an outdoor winter adventure! The American Heart Association offers these tips for working out in the cold of winter.
  • 42. Register for the Back to Sports Toolkit and Resources Please register for the American Heart Association and the NFL's Back to Sports Toolkit and downloadable resources for parents and athletic trainers.
  • 43. Back to Sports Mini-Grant for Past Recipients Please register for the American Heart Association and the NFL's Back to Sports Toolkit and downloadable resources for parents and athletic trainers.
  • 44. Seasonal Fitness The American Heart Association offers this information on various ways to get fit all year round!
  • 45. How you spend your free time can lower risk for heart disease. original article page for simple science
  • 46. Get Moving: Easy Tips to Get Active! The American Heart Association helps you get moving, even if you don't know where to start!
  • 47. Our Kids Programs The American Heart Association recommends strategies for prevention of heart disease and stroke that improve the social and physical environment for healthful eating and physical activity in children. Learn more about our children?s health initiatives.
  • 48. Strength and Balance Exercises The American Heart Associationm explains various strength and balance exercises you can do at home.
  • 49. Walking for a Healthy Heart Brochure This is an upbeat brochure on the benefits of walking and the ways people can make physical fitness part of their lives. It stresses that you don't have to be an athlete to appreciate the benefits of regular physical activity.
  • 50. Stretching and Flexibility Exercises The American Heart Association explains some basic stretching and flexibility exercises you can do at home.


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%