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  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Puget Sound Media and Key Contacts Puget Sound Media and Key Contacts - AHA media relations - washington and alaska
  • 3. South Sound Goes Red For Women Go Red For Women in Tacoma -- It?s easy, it?s free, and it could help save your life. Join the Go Red For Women movement and get the tools, resources and inspiration you need to love your heart.
  • 4. Volunteer With the AHA In Portland and SW Washington! Volunteer with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in Portland, OR and Wouthwest Washington.
  • 5. AHA Media Relations - Washington and Alaska For media assistance in Washington and Alaska, please contact the following:
  • 6. Heart Attack or Stroke? Call 911 First. And Fast. Heart Attack or Stroke? Call 911 First. And Fast.
  • 7. Young Adult Stroke Survivors Are you a stroke survivor? Several western Washington stroke survivors meet monthly to talk about challenges and opportunities they have faced during their recovery. Join them!
  • 8. Power to Live Smart Power to Live, seattle washington barber shop program
  • 9. Research - Oregon and Washington Research is a major weapon in our fight against these diseases Since 1949, the American Heart Association has spent more than $3.3 billion on research to increase our knowledge about cardiovascular diseases and stroke. From the development of CPR to open heart surgery, we have been a part of many important research milestones.
  • 10. South Sound Goes Red February 3 is the American Heart Association?s Lobby Day. Join our volunteers as we head to Olympia to help shape health policy in our state. February 6 is National Wear Red DayŽ. Wear red, raise awareness and inspire others. Download our toolkit now.
  • 11. Puget Sound Goes Red Support the Go Red mission by joining our Go Red For Women Luncheon on March 26, 2014 at the Seattle Macy's Downtown. Resources and information about the Go Red movement that you can share with friends and family.

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%