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Join the Nation of Lifesavers

Join the Nation of Lifesavers

Bystander CPR can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival. You could be the difference between life and death for someone experiencing a cardiac event. Join the Nation of Lifesavers and be ready to act by learning Hands-Only CPR.

Know Your Numbers

Know Your Numbers

Accurate blood pressure measurement is critical for timely diagnosis and treatment of individuals with high blood pressure. That’s why we work closely with community health organizations to empower Coloradans to measure and track their blood pressure and take steps to prevent heart disease and stroke.

Chicken Mole with Tortilla Strips

Chicken Mole

Mole (pronounced MOH-lay) is a rich, dark reddish-brown sauce made from onions, garlic, chiles and a bit of Mexican chocolate and is usually served with poultry. In our version, we use unsweetened cocoa powder instead of chocolate to reduce the added sugar and saturated fat.


In the past 100 years, the American Heart Association and its community of supporters have accomplished an astonishing amount in the fight against heart disease and stroke. However, our journey is far from over. As we enter our second century of work together, we’re more dedicated than ever to finding and funding the next big scientific breakthrough in cardiovascular research.
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The American Heart Association is committed to driving equitable health impact in Colorado through five key priority areas: women, addressing community needs, tobacco and vaping, patients, and healthy living. Equity is always at the center of our work, and it will continue to guide all that we do.

Through our focus on these key impact areas, and with collaboration among local organizations, sponsors, businesses, and others that serve the community, we are working to improve the health and well-being of residents around Colorado while saving and improving countless lives.

Throughout the state of Colorado, we’ve seen our community impact work grow, including efforts around creating avenues for greater access to care, expanding healthy food access and education, building a network of first responders through CPR kits in schools, supporting blood pressure screenings and education, and educating on the dangers of tobacco and vaping.

People are counting on us as never before. We at the American Heart Association, along with our supporters, will drive change, and we will be relentless.


For more than 40 years, Advocacy has had a mission-critical role in the American Heart Association's work. Our legislative and regulatory priorities help to mitigate risk factors and protect survivors in communities across the country. We support the enactment of evidence-based public policies that lead to longer, healthier lives.

Public policy advocacy is an essential strategy used by the Association to affect necessary and sustainable policy, system and environmental changes that help the Colorado community build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Our efforts in Colorado and its communities are focused on the following policy areas: Maternal health, Access to Care Funding and Coverage, Nutrition Security, Health Equity Community Plans, Healthy Early Childhood Policies, Cardiac Emergency Response Plans and CPR implementation in schools.


Board Chair
Erin Amerlan 
Charles Schwab

Board President
Oswaldo Grenardo MD 
Centura Health

Leadership Development Chair
Ryan Beiser


Dunbar Ivy MD
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Pam Jeffords
Diversity Works Group

Dustin Liljehorn
JE Dunn

Ben Miller
Premise Health

Rachelle Moulton

Sean Nohavec
Plante Moran

Harry Sivadhas MD

Frank Sottosanti 
Marketing Professional

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Denver (MAIL ONLY)

1777 S Harrison St.
Suite 500
Denver, CO 80210

Phone: (303) 801-4630

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Heart and Stroke News

Find science-based stories about heart and brain health and inspiring survivor profiles from American Heart Association News.