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Help us ensure everyone in Indiana has the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives.

Leading with Survivors

When Mark Jacob suffered an aortic dissection, a series of events combined to be the miracle needed to save his life.

Addressing Nutrition Insecurity

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Half of Central Indiana residents have low or no access to healthy foods, leading to chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and diabetes. We’re collaborating with local organizations to increase access to healthy foods.

Inspiring Teens to Avoid Vaping

Inspiring Teens

The use of e-cigarettes (vaping) has increased dramatically over the past few years, especially among teens. We’re working to educate teens and parents about the dangers of vaping, including the fact that many vape “pods” have as much nicotine as an entire pack of cigarettes.

Share Your Survivor Story

Share Your Survivor Story  

Are you a survivor? Help us raise awareness for cardiovascular disease and stroke through your story.

Be part of a century of lifesaving with 2x impact

In the past 100 yesrs, 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, your donation today will be DOUBLED to help find the next big scientific breakthrough in cardiovascular research.
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The American Heart Association is committed to driving equitable health impact in Indiana through five key priority areas: women, readiness, 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 Indiana citizens while saving and improving countless lives.

Throughout the state of Indiana, 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. Thank you for your continued support.
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 Indiana citizens build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Our efforts in Indiana and its communities are focused on the following policy areas: Tobacco and Vaping, Access to Care, Medicaid Expansion, Systems of Care, Nutrition Security, Active Living and Hypertension Prevention and Control.

Board President
William J. Gill, MD
IU Health Physicians

Board Chair
Mark C. Jacob
Citizens Energy Group


Rachel Doba
DB Engineering

Sandeep Dube, MD
Community Heart and Vascular Hospital and Cardiovascular Product Line

Saura Fortin-Erazo, MD
Eskenazi Health Centers

Rachel Hoffmeyer
Eli Lilly & Company

Henry Hummel

Mark Isenberg
Zotec Partners

Philip G. Kenney
F.A. Wilhelm Construction

Buu Le Lien
Eli Lilly and Company

Chief Fred Pervine
Indianapolis Airport Authority

Terri Ruff
Franciscan Health Indianapolis

Stephanie Shelley
Roche Diagnostics

Jerry Smartt, Jr., MD
Smartt Neurology, PC

Erica Woebse
Barnes & Thornburg

Board President
Dr. Marsha King

Board Chair
David Wilkinson
Indiana Grocery Group

Dr. Kamran Aslam
Methodist Hospital - South Lake

John Mengel
Cleveland Cliffs

Leadership Development Chair
Janice Ryba
Community Healthcare System


Sohail Azeem
LifePoint Health

Marv Crook
Beacon Hills Partners, LLC

Matt Doyle
Methodist Hospitals - North Lake

Board President
Clint Kaho 
Baptist Health La Grange

Board Chair
John Walsh
UofL Health - Jewish Hospital

Leadership Development Chair
Joe Fuller
LifePoint Health


Nathan Bellinger

Thomas Carver

Ruth Devore
Delta Dental of Kentucky

Dr. Toni Ganzel
University of Louisville

Dr. Sandra Guerra

Krista Hensel
UnitedHealth Group

Anne Marie Holas-Dryps
Norton Heart and Vascular Institute

Rob Jay
Scion Health

Dr. Swannie Jett
Park DuValle Community Health Center Inc.

Tonya Johnson,
Fifth Third Bank

Dr. Bradley Keller
Cincinnati Children's Heart Institute

Dan Oliver
Dan-O’s Seasoning

Dr. Chirag Patel
WellCare, Centene of Kentucky

Jason Radford
Oldham County Schools

Tonii Rizzo

Tom Stephens
Kentucky Association of Health Plans

Jaamil Wade
Johnson & Johnson

Dr. Derek Weyhrauch
Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute – Kentucky

Contact Us

Indianapolis, Indiana

By Appointment Only:
8720 Castle Creek Parkway East Drive, Ste 100
Indianapolis, IN 46250

Phone: 317-732-4700

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