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Hawai’i Faces of Heart

Jackie Ng-Osorio

Meet the heart and soul of our community—individuals who’ve selflessly given their time, shared their stories, and championed our mission. YOU are part of this incredible journey.

Embrace-A-Community improves hypertension management

Our Embrace-a-Community initiative, with support from local businesses, will provide Hawaiʻi's Federally-Qualified Health Clinics with equipment, education, and training to increase hypertension management in the communities that the health centers serve.

Healthier Loco Moco

Healthier Loco Moco

The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa developed a healthier Loco Moco recipe that doesn’t lack flavor.


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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Events in Your Area

Kaua'i Island Heart Walk

Location: Puakea Golf Course

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 06:30 AM


2024 Hawai'i Heart Walk

Location: Kapiolani Regional Park

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2024 - 07:00 AM


In Your Community

The American Heart Association is committed to driving equitable health impact in Hawaiʻi through three key priority areas: improving blood pressure, increasing nutrition security, and turning bystanders into lifesavers through Hands-Only CPR education. 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 Hawaiʻi residents while saving and improving countless lives.

Throughout Hawaiʻi, we’ve seen our community impact work grow, including efforts around creating avenues for greater access to care, healthy food access and education, sharing Hands-Only CPR kits with clinicians to improve awareness for families, blood pressure screenings and education, and tobacco and e-cigarette education and prevention.

The American Heart Association is dedicated to nurturing a healthier Hawaiʻi, where the well-being of our communities is the cornerstone of progress. We are committed to supporting innovative projects that prioritize preventive care, access to nutritious food and active lifestyles. Thank you for your continued support.

Advocacy has had a mission-critical role in the Association's work for more than 40 years. 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 American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to affect necessary and sustainable policy, system and environmental changes that help Americans build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Our efforts in Hawaiʻi and its communities are focused on five major policy areas. These are: Tobacco Free, Quality Systems of Care, Healthy Eating, Active Living, and Access to Care.

Public policy advocacy

Michael Tanoue, MD
Queen’s Heart Institute

Brandt Farias
Central Pacific Bank

Immediate Past President
Zia Khan, MD, M.P.H.
Queen’s Heart Institute

Leadership Development Chair
Jason Fujita
HPM Building Supply

Debleena P. Dutt, M.D.
Kaiser Permanente

Ben Morgan

Ben Salazar
Kamehameha Schools

Nalani Say
Young Brothers, LLC

Jason Thune
Hawaiian Telcom

Dave Underriner
Hawaiʻi Pacific Health

Contact Us


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Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: (808) 377-6630

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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.