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Northwest Arkansas

Man running in the woods
Man running in the woods

A Culture of Health

Our mission is 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 our community. That’s why we must come together to solve complex issues that affect this generation and generations to come. Together we can improve quality of life, ensure healthy environments, strengthen the economy, elevate care and change policy for all.

Show You Have Northwest Arkansas at Heart

As a member of the community, you have an important role to play in helping to improve the long-term health of our city.

Contact Us

108 E. Sunbridge

Fayetteville, AR 72703

Phone: (479) 439-6800

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H2O and GO

In Washington and Benton counties, 31% of children are overweight and obese under guidelines set forth by the CDC. That’s enough to fill a school bus 500 times. Proper hydration is one way to help kids maintain a healthy weight. The American Heart Association is installing 45 H2O and GO water bottle-filling stations in schools over the next 3 years. H2O and GO is a joint effort with Healthy Active Arkansas.

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Let's Talk Numbers

The damage to your blood vessels from undetected or uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, heart failure and other serious health threats.

Fighting For The Health Of Newborns

Congenital heart defects are the top killer of newborns with birth defects. We educated the local community on the need for a simple, non-invasive screening that could prevent these deaths. With a groundswell of support, a state law was passed in 2013 that makes this screening a requirement for all Arkansas hospitals. By working to protect the heart of every child born in Northwest Arkansas, we help the youngest members of our community live a healthy and long life.

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From the Moment You Move More

Americans’ sedentary lifestyles are increasing their risk for heart disease and stroke, but small steps—actual steps—lead to big gains and can help you become Healthy For Good. Whether it’s walking, running, biking, swimming, playing sports or doing yoga, the American Heart Association recommends adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week, or 75 minutes of vigorous activity. Kids should get at least 60 minutes of activity every day.
If you don’t want to sweat the numbers, just move more. Sneak more steps into your daily routine and find forms of exercise you enjoy.