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  • 1. Public Funding for Prevention Public Funding for Prevention
  • 2. Health Policy News Statements & Testimonies Health Policy News Statements & Testimonies
  • 3. WA State Advocacy The American Heart Association / American Stroke Association supports and advocates for public policies that will help improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths by coronary heart disease and stroke by 20 percent by 2020.
  • 4. Doctor Appointments: Questions to Ask Your Doctor The American Heart Association explains that one of the most important relationships you?ll ever have is the one you?ll develop with your doctor. Learn why.
  • 5. The Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia The American Heart Association provides this heart and stroke encyclopedia. Search any term relating to cardiovascular health to learn more.
  • 6. Kawasaki Disease: Complications, Treatment and Prevention Complications, treatment and prevention of Kawasaki Disease in children.
  • 7. Science News Video: Stroke Prevention in the Setting of Atrial Fibrillation Video page for Yancy/Sacco video for AHA/ASA Science News.
  • 8. Holter Monitor Diary While you're being monitored by a Holter monitor, it's important to keep an accurate diary of your activities and symptoms during the test.
  • 9. Staying Fit With Chronic Pain The American Heart Association explains protecting your heart health can seem overwhelming if you also battle chronic pain. Learn these tips on how to balance the two.
  • 10. Smokefree Idaho Everyone has the right to breathe clean air. There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke and studies show that nonsmokers exposed to high levels of tobacco smoke on the job double their risk of getting lung cancer. There is overwhelming scientific evidence that secondhand tobacco smoke is directly linked to heart disease, the number one killer of both men and women. A person shouldn?t be forced to choose between their job and their health. We need your stories and support as we work in communities across our state to ensure the health of all workers. If you are willing to share your feelings on the issue please share them below.

Our Mission

We’re making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikable streets, roads and parks
  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

American Heart Association
2013-2014 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 21.8%
  • Public Health Education: 36.4%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.2%
  • Community Services: 6.7%
  • Management & General: 8.6%
  • Fundraising: 12.3%