Help us ensure everyone in Colorado has the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives.
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
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
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.
CPR Training Courses
Emergencies leave us feeling helpless, but they don’t have to. Take two minutes to learn Hands-Only CPR™ now. 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes. When a person has a cardiac arrest, immediate CPR can double or triple their chance of survival. Prepare to save a life, find a CPR course near you today.Find a CPR training class near you
Broiled Glazed Peaches Stuffed with Blueberry Compote
The star of this heart-healthy dessert is juicy, ripe peaches. Broiling the fruit caramelizes it, bringing its natural sweetness to a whole new level. Make this with delicious, locally grown Colorado peaches.Make this mouth-watering favorite today!
AXIS Health System Implements Self-Measured Blood Pressure Program in Southwest Colorado
Axis Health System became one of two Colorado systems participating in the National Hypertension Control Initiative (NHCI), a national effort led by the American Heart Association, which is supported by HRSA and the Office of Minority Health. Through this initiative, Axis Health System hopes to improve the quality of care for their hypertensive patients.Learn more about AXIS Health System
Four Colorado Volunteers Travel to Nation’s Capital to Advocate for Food and Nutrition Programs
The American Heart Association brought heart disease and stroke patients, survivors, caregivers, health care providers and other advocates from across the country to Washington, D.C. for the Farm Bill Fly-In to ask their elected representatives to support nutrition and food security programs in the 2023 farm bill. During the Farm Bill Fly-In, four American Heart Association volunteers from Colorado advocated for food and nutrition programs and urged Congress to expand and improve critical nutrition and feeding programs.Learn more about the Four Colorado Volunteers
Give and GET MATCHED during the Fall Supporter Drive
Your lifesaving gift against heart disease DOUBLES — but only until October 10. Help protect the hearts you love from America’s No. 1 killer with a gift today.
In Your Community
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.
Oswaldo Grenardo MD
Leadership Development Chair
Dunbar Ivy MD
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Diversity Works Group
Harry Sivadhas MD