Help us ensure that everyone in Alaska has the opportunity to live a longer, healthier life.
A Healthier Alaska
Join our journey to build a healthier Alaska
Join the fight to end heart disease and stroke at the next event in Alaska!
- National Wear Red and Give Day, Location: Everywhere!, Date: Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:00 AM
- 2021 Anchorage Go Red for Women Digital Experience, Location: join us online!, Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 12:00 PM
- Fairbanks Go Red for Women Digital Experience, Date: Friday, February 26, 2021 - 12:00 PM
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.
Making an Impact in Anchorage
As a teen and young adult, Amber Brophy would experience periods of a rapid heartbeat but it would self-correct, so she didn't think much about it. In 2011, Amber became pregnant with twins and the periods of rapid heartbeat increased to the point she'd occasionally pass out. That’s when the Anchorage, Alaska, mother knew something else must be going on.
Hypertension in Alaska
Over one quarter of adults aged 18 and older living in Anchorage have ever been told by a doctor that they have high blood pressure. And many more Alaskans could be living with high blood pressure and not know it, as in many cases, it has no symptoms and is known as the “silent killer.” Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and many other health conditions. The American Heart Association is working to educate our community about the dangers of unmanaged high blood pressure and working with community health centers across the state to help thousands of people track and control their blood pressure.
Don't Die of Doubt
Prompt medical attention for both heart attacks and strokes can mean the difference between life and death. To address potential concerns about the risk of contracting COVID-19 at the hospital, the American Heart Association with the support of Alaska Heart & Vascular Institute and Foundation Health Partners, launched the American Heart Association’s Don’t Die of Doubt campaign in the Anchorage and Fairbanks communities. The campaign reminds all of us that when an emergency strikes, ambulance transport and hospital services are still the safest place to be.
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.