Help us ensure everyone in Indianapolis has the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives.
In Indianapolis, we’re known for our Hoosier Hospitality, putting on world class events while maintaining a small-town feel. Across our “small town,” however, there are vast disparities in health as not everyone has equal access to healthy foods, safe places to play and exercise, and adequate healthcare.
Within the metro area, life expectancy can vary by as much as 14 years depending on one’s zip code. Residents of our northern suburbs have a life expectancy of more than 83 years while residents of some urban neighborhoods have a life expectancy of 69 years. We are working to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives for ALL Hoosiers.
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.
The American Heart Association’s “Adopt-A-Clinic” program, sponsored locally by The Lumina Foundation, Fifth Third Bank and WRTV-6, bridges the gap of services and needs for Indianapolis residents amidst the current COVID-19 crisis and ongoing health disparities.
Join the fight to end heart disease and stroke by attending a local event!
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.
We’ve launched a new podcast series featuring local business leaders sharing why they volunteer with the American Heart Association. Be sure to check back regularly for new editions.
Expanded Community Garden to Serve Hillside Neighborhood
The American Heart Association and companies from the construction industry are working together to expand a community garden in the Hillside neighborhood on Indianapolis’ near north side. The improved garden will provide fresh produce in an area in a designated food desert.
Blood Pressure and Healthy Food Access
For several years we have been working in neighborhoods across the city to address high blood pressure – a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke that affects nearly 1 of every 2 Hoosiers – and improving access to healthy foods.
We’ve helped start community gardens that give residents more access to fresh fruits and vegetables. At the same time, those residents participate in our Check. Change. Control. program to monitor and control their blood pressure.
In Indiana we’re working tirelessly to fight the teen vaping epidemic. More than 1 in 5 teens self-report using e-cigarettes on a regular basis. Those teens would fill Lucas Oil Stadium! Join our advocacy network for updates and to learn how you can help change policy at the local, state and federal levels.