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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

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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.

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Supporting patients in Nome Managing High Blood Pressure

Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and managing high blood pressure is an important step in reducing risk. Many community members are unaware they have high blood pressure due to factors like lack of symptoms or lack of access to routine medical care and blood pressure resources. The American Heart Association collaborated with Norton Sound Health Corporation, a tribally owned and operated, independent, not-for-profit health care organization in Nome to standardize staff blood pressure training policy and procedures with a goal of optimizing patient care for the nearly 1,100 North Sound Health Corporation clients who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure.

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.

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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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