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A Healthier Alaska
Join our journey to build a healthier Alaska
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Blood pressure program in Unalaska
The American Heart Association and the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska have joined forces to address high blood pressure in the community by increasing access to the resources necessary for regular blood pressure management.
Mission: Lifeline Alaska
The Mission: Lifeline Alaska project is a collaborative effort to enhance heart attack care for all Alaskans. Supported by the Foss Family Foundation, Mat-Su Health Foundation, the Rasmuson Foundation and Calais Company, Inc. we are working with stakeholders from across the state to ensure that the right care is available at the right time. It’s critical to call 9-1-1 or your village clinic immediately if you suspect a heart attack emergency.
Cherish Your Heartbeat
Show your family your love by preventing a heart attack and stroke. Manage potential risk factors, like high cholesterol, and set up a treatment plan with your doctor. And don’t forget to practice healthy habits, like good diet and exercise to reduce your risk. Thank you to Providence Alaska Medical Center for its support of the Cherish Your Heartbeat campaign.
Science-based COVID-19 resources
The American Heart Association is working with researchers, medical experts, community leaders, businesses, families and more to reduce the impact of the coronavirus. We've established a $2.5 million rapid research fund to fast-track scientific research to better understand COVID-19 and its interaction with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. To help you navigate the influx of information we have resources, videos, a live chat and a customer service number you can connect with.
Tobacco and E-Cigarettes
1 in 4 Alaskan teens are vaping putting them at risk for a lifetime of nicotine addiction. In collaboration with Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute, we are working to tackle the problem of youth vaping and support those who want to quit. In addition are collaborating with public health organizations and lawmakers to ensure tobacco and e-cigarette products stay out of the hands of our kids.
Connect with People Like You
Sometimes friends and family with the best intentions can't understand what you're going through and you need to chat with some who has been there. That's where our Support Network comes in. Join today to connect with others. Share your heart or stroke story, help others who are newly diagnosed, chat with other's in the forums, learn about regaining independence and more.