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Meet Alaska's 2024 Go Red for Women leaders

Alaska's 2024 Go Red for Women leaders

This year's Go Red for Women chairpersons in Anchorage and Fairbanks are passionate about expanding women's heart health in their communities.

Expanding nutrition security across the Kenai Peninsula

Kenai Peninsula Food Bank

The American Heart Association provided the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank with funds to purchase a freeze dryer, a piece of equipment that extends the shelf life of fruits and vegetables and has helped significantly boost nutrition security across the Kenai Peninsula region.

30 Days of Heart

30 Days of Heart

30 Days of Heart is a guide featuring daily challenges to help reset your health and well-being in just 30 days. Develop healthy habits and achieve your goals using science-based facts and time-tested motivational strategies.

Help Others Survive Heart Disease & Stroke

You’re invited to be part of the next big breakthrough. Thanks to the power of supporters like you in our first 100 years, we’ve changed the way the world thinks about heart disease and stroke with advancements like the pacemaker and artificial heart valve. Donate now to get 2X MATCHED and help discover the next breakthrough in a new century of lifesaving.
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Events in Your Area

Alaska Heart Run and Walk

Location: Alaska Airlines Center

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024 - 07:00 AM

Register

The American Heart Association is committed to driving equitable health impact in Alaska through five key priority areas: women, readiness, tobacco and vaping, patients and healthy living. Equity is always at the center of our work, and it will continue to guide all that we do.

Through our focus on these key impact areas, and with collaboration among local organizations, sponsors, businesses, and others that serve the community, we are working to improve the health and well-being of Alaskans while saving and improving countless lives.

The American Heart Association, along with our supporters, will drive change, and will be relentless. Thank you for your continued support.

Community

Advocacy has had a mission-critical role in the American Heart Association's work for more than 40 years. Our legislative and regulatory priorities help to mitigate risk factors and protect survivors in communities across the country. We support the enactment of evidence-based public policies that lead to longer, healthier lives.

Our efforts in Alaska include making sure Alaskans have access to health care, improving nutrition security across the state and ensuring Alaskan youth are protected from the dangers of tobacco and nicotine.

Public policy advocacy is an essential strategy used by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to affect necessary and sustainable policy, system and environmental changes that help Americans build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. 

To join our efforts in Alaska, register for the American Heart Association’s You’re the Cure network.

Advocacy

For nearly 45 years, the American Heart Association has been working with educators in elementary, middle and high schools across the nation to help educate students about healthy living.

The Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge school programs provide unique age-appropriate curriculum and activities. Students and educators have the tools needed to support both mental and physical well-being in students, families and staff, all while making a difference by raising funds to save lives.

 To get your school involved in the Kids Heart Challenge or American Heart Challenge in Alaska, e-mail Tiffany Lund.

Kids Heart Challenge

Contact Us

Physical Address

4300 B St., Suite 212
Anchorage, AK  99503

Mailing address

Attn: Alaska Office
4380 S. Macadam Ave, Ste. 480
Portland, OR 97239

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Heart and Stroke News

Find science-based stories about heart and brain health and inspiring survivor profiles from American Heart Association News.