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Help us ensure that everyone in Alaska has the opportunity to live a longer, healthier life.


A Healthier Alaska


We're working to create a world free of heart disease and stroke - a world where everyone can achieve the best possible health - and it starts right here in Alaska. From collaborating with public health organizations and legislators to create healthier workplaces, to training school children and community members on the lifesaving skill of Hands-Only CPR, to providing our kids with more opportunities to be active – together we are making it easier to be healthy where we live, work, learn and play. And we need you to join us on our journey to build a healthier Alaska. Together there’s nothing we can’t do.

Join our journey to build a healthier Alaska

Give a Gift of More Moments that Matter

Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in America —– more than all cancers combined —– and we’re counting on your support to make this a moment that matters. Your holiday gift will help fund lifesaving research and medical breakthroughs - and help families enjoy more holidays together. Donate today and receive the Heart-Happy Holiday Guide as our thanks.

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Local Events

Join the fight to end heart disease and stroke at the next event in 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 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. 

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Making an Impact in Anchorage

Denise Brakora has spent her life caring for others as a nurse. A few years ago, Brakora, a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, decided to make her health a priority and commit a physical activity routine. It was during one of her daily dog walks that Brakora noticed a shortness of breath and chest discomfort, and her heart story began.

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.

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It’s Up To You COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

Like many, you may face higher risks for COVID-19 complications because of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart conditions. Learning about the COVID-19 vaccine can be the first step to get back to your life. Set your heart on it. It’s up to you.  A message supported locally by Foundation Health Partners. 

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Tobacco and E-Cigarettes

Big Tobacco is targeting our kids in an effort to create a new generation of tobacco users. This is not ok. We are working in collaboration 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.

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Contact Us

Click on the link below to find our contact information.

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