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“The words ‘heart failure’ were devastating to me. I’m optimistic now that I know exactly what heart failure is and is not. I know it can’t be reversed, but with medication and life changes it can be changed.”
–Dr. Fredonia Williams, Huntsville survivor
Emergencies leave us feeling helpless, but they don’t have to. Take two minutes to learn Hands-Only CPR™(link opens in new window) now. 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes. When a person has a cardiac arrest, immediate CPR can double or triple their chance of survival. Prepare to save a life, find a CPR course near you today.
Healthy For Good
You don’t need a guilt trip. We know you know. You want to be healthy... for good. And we’re here to help inspire you to create lasting change in your health and your life, one small step at a time. The approach is simple: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well. Get Healthy For Good.
Blood Pressure Screenings
Complimentary readings are held throughout the year, because high blood pressure is a largely symptomless disease that often quietly threatens your health. Find out what high blood pressure is and arm yourself with knowledge about this “silent killer” affecting millions of people.
Check. Change. Control.
Stress on your blood vessels from high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and other serious health threats. Use our free Check. Change. Control.™ online tool to track your readings and maintain a healthy heart!
The AHA and AMA joined forces with the launch of Target: BP™ to support physicians and care teams. We can track and maintain blood pressure goals for our patients by offering access to the latest research, tools, and resources.
“Heart disease changes your life forever, and I would encourage anyone who has history of heart disease to maintain a healthy/active lifestyle and schedule regular checkups. If something doesn’t feel right, have it checked as the signs of heart disease are not always what you think”
–Skip Stinson, Huntsville survivor
Closing Equity Gaps
EmPOWERED To Serve™ is a movement inspired by our multicultural volunteers around the country who are passionate about driving change through health justice in their communities. These committed ambassadors are impacting gaps in health equity through advocacy, policy, education and social change.
Focus on Quality
When medical professionals apply the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines, patient outcomes improve. That’s the simple truth behind the drive for continuous quality improvement. Our comprehensive suite of programs can help you advance farther and faster in the quest for ever-better care.
State Policy Win
When kids enter the school doors each day, getting the foods they need to succeed shouldn't be a test. That's why we advocated for healthy snack foods and beverages in schools that will help make food choices an easy A.
Scientific Research Is the Core of all Our Efforts
Breakthroughs. Innovation. Millions of lives saved. That is American Heart Association funded research. From the first successful pacemaker to new techniques saving newborns with congenital heart defects to drug-coated stents, we fund bold ideas that transform health care.
Local Health Fairs
The American Heart Association works with local companies and civic groups to provide speakers, lunch and learns, materials for health fairs, interactive booths such as our “Sodium Booth” and volunteer leadership in order to help support and enhance wellness activities in the community.
Life is hard, but you're not alone. We're all in this together, right? Learn from locals like you or help others going through a tough time. Explore the chat forums, read survivor stories, seek and receive support. Because it's okay to lean on others who have been there too.
Across the Heart of Dixie, communities are building a healthier infrastructure and tackling inequities for hearts of all ages. The challenges are great, but together our future is greater.
Huntsville Heart Walk
April 13, 2019
Downtown Huntsville, Courthouse Square
Let's get Heartwalking, a movement to move more. Heart Walk is a festival of one million hearts in 300+ communities nationwide beating healthy for good. Walk in memory of someone you love, or create a team.
Huntsville Goes Red Brunch
Select women in the community are asked to serve as Go Red Ambassadors and present Go Red For Women information throughout the year through multiple avenues, register women for the Go Red For Women Movement, and assist in thanking donors and sponsors for their support of the local American Heart Association.
Huntsville Heart Ball
May 18, 2019
The Westin Huntsville
Business, medical, and other community leaders unite to celebrate the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association. Don't miss this unforgettable evening of inspiration, entertainment and hope as we build a healthier Huntsville!
“Many lives are saved year after year as a result of the funds raised at events just like this one.”
–2018 Shoals Heart Ball Co-Chairs Sheila & Steve Pierce
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Why I Support the AHA
“The work of the American Heart Association universally helps people from all walks of life and economic situations improve their daily lives. It brings me great pleasure to know that my volunteer and financial support efforts with the AHA over the past decade are helping to break the silence about the devastating impact heart disease and stroke is having on our families and our communities.”
–Martin Davis, an American Heart Association donor