Help us ensure everyone in Kansas has the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives.
Kansas City Libraries with Heart
The American Heart Association, along with HCA Midwest Health and the Kansas City Public Library, has made blood pressure kiosks and checkout blood pressure kits available to all Kansas City Public Library branches.
The 2023-2024 Kansas City STEM Goes Red Scholarship Award is currently accepting applications.
Five (5) scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded to qualifying female student applicants!
Past attendees of STEM Goes Red or any female students between 9th-12th grade in one of the 5 major KC Metro counties (Missouri: Jackson, Clay & Platte. Kansas: Wyandotte & Johnson) are eligible to apply!
The application opens on October 16th, 2023 and the deadline is April 1st, 2024. The winners will be announced in May 2024 but can be applied for a future school year.
Submit questions and completed applications to: [email protected]2023-2024 KC STEM Scholarship Application (PDF)
Kansas Tribal Impact
The American Heart Association is focusing efforts on growing the relationship with the four land tribes in Kansas to create a sustainable infrastructure to address structural health inequities. Those tribes include the Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska, Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.
We aim to deepen and improve their tribal member’s health and well-being while empowering local capacity and community change grounded in culture and community values.
City of Wichita approves new tobacco ordinance
The Wichita City Council approved changes to its tobacco ordinance, shifting the penalty from underage youth tobacco license holders.Read more about the new tobacco ordinance
Wichita family makes it a priority to participate in Heart Walk every year after their son, Hudson was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome.Read more about Hudson's story
Join 100 Ways In 100 Days
To celebrate our 100-year anniversary, we have a gift for you! Join our FREE, exclusive program to get an email each week for the next 100 days providing you with valuable health tips on eating better, moving more, and improving overall wellbeing.
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Events in Your Area
Kansas City Go Red for Women Luncheon
Location: Overland Park Convention Center
Date: Friday, April 19, 2024 - 10:00 AMRegister
Wichita Heart Walk
Location: Riverfront Stadium
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 09:00 AM
In Your Community
The American Heart Association is committed to driving equitable health impact in Kansas through five key priority areas: women, COVID-19, tobacco and vaping, patients and healthy living. Equity is 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 all Kansans while saving and improving lives.
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 Kansans build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Our efforts in Kansas communities are focused on ensuring access to health care coverage through Medicaid Expansion, protecting comprehensive insurance and equitable enforcement of tobacco retail licensure.
Vallerie Gleason, MBA, RN
Newton Medical Center
Leadership Development Chair
Alex Melugin, MBA
Phoenix Home Care & Hospice
Midwest Regional Board Chair
Wesley Health Care
Don D. Gribble
Hite, Fanning & Honeyman L.L.P.
Foulston Siefkin L.L.P.
Brian Pate, MD
KU School of Medicine- Wichita
Debbie Reilly, BSN, RN
Kansas Heart Hospital
Heath Wilt, MD
JE Dunn Construction
Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center
The Miller Group
VanTrust Real Estate
Steven Kaster, MD
Damon Jacobs, Ph.D., CPT
Central Bank of the Midwest
Rhea Pimentel, MD
University of Kansas Health System
MRB Strategies, LLC
Amazon Web Services
C. Duryee Consulting
Dipika Aggarwal, MD
University of Kansas Medical Center
HCA Midwest Health - Overland Park Regional Medical Center