Help us ensure everyone in Chicago has the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives.
Healthy for Good
Living healthy and free of disease makes a critical difference in quality of life. That’s why we’re working to raise awareness about the vital effect lifestyle has on health and helping communities form healthy habits.
Chicago's Health Gap
When it comes to heart disease and stroke, your zip code can be as important as your genetic code.
Life expectancy in Chicago's neighborhoods varies by as much as 16 years. Here's a look at why.
Give and get matched to help end heart disease and stroke.
Make a donation to the American Heart Association this May and it’ll be MATCHED, up to $500,000, to help fund innovative research, advocacy, and education efforts.
Join the fight to end heart disease and stroke by attending a Chicago event!
- Chicago CycleNation, Location: Richard J. Daley Center/Daley Plaza, Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 08:26 PM
- Metro Chicago Heart Walk, Location: Soldier Field, Date: Friday, September 16, 2022 - 01:00 PM
- Wheaton IL Heart Walk, Location: Dupage County Fairgrounds, Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 11:00 AM
Questions about the COVID-19 vaccines?
Local experts joined us to discuss how the vaccines were developed, who should get vaccinated and the AHA's recommendations for heart and stroke patients.
Chicago Go Red Goes STEM
This year Chicago hosted its 5th annual Go Red Goes STEM event. Women are drastically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math, and that means there’s a wealth of talent out there that we’re not harnessing. We created this day, Go Red Goes STEM, as a way solve these problems by fostering new talent and helping to marry hearth health education and STEM career opportunities. This day-long event includes hands-on breakout sessions to expose female high school students to the four areas of STEM, a speed mentoring session with up to 100 local mentors and keynote speakers from various institutions. The 2020 event was emceed by lead ABC7 Chicago meteorologist, Cheryl Scott.
CPR & First Aid Training
Emergencies leave us feeling helpless, but they don’t have to. Take two minutes to learn Hands-Only CPR™ now. 70 percent 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.