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
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
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.
In Your Community
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.
William J. Gill, MD
IU Health Physicians
Mark C. Jacob
Citizens Energy Group
Sandeep Dube, MD
Community Heart and Vascular Hospital and Cardiovascular Product Line
Saura Fortin-Erazo, MD
Eskenazi Health Centers
Eli Lilly & Company
Philip G. Kenney
F.A. Wilhelm Construction
Buu Le Lien
Eli Lilly and Company
Chief Fred Pervine
Indianapolis Airport Authority
Franciscan Health Indianapolis
Jerry Smartt, Jr., MD
Smartt Neurology, PC
Barnes & Thornburg
Dr. Marsha King
Indiana Grocery Group
Dr. Kamran Aslam
Methodist Hospital - South Lake
Leadership Development Chair
Community Healthcare System
Beacon Hills Partners, LLC
Methodist Hospitals - North Lake
Baptist Health La Grange
UofL Health - Jewish Hospital
Leadership Development Chair
Delta Dental of Kentucky
Dr. Toni Ganzel
University of Louisville
Dr. Sandra Guerra
Anne Marie Holas-Dryps
Norton Heart and Vascular Institute
Dr. Swannie Jett
Park DuValle Community Health Center Inc.
Fifth Third Bank
Dr. Bradley Keller
Cincinnati Children's Heart Institute
Dr. Chirag Patel
WellCare, Centene of Kentucky
Oldham County Schools
Kentucky Association of Health Plans
Johnson & Johnson
Dr. Derek Weyhrauch
Cincinnati Children’s Heart Institute – Kentucky