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

Kansas City Libraries with Heart

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. 

Interest in CPR Soars


After Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin received life-saving CPR on the football field, many have pledged to learn CPR.

Cozy Beef Stew Recipe

Cozy Beef Stew

This beef stew uses baby red potatoes and baby carrots, eliminating some of the peeling and chopping usually needed.

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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Events in Your Area

Sacramento Heart and Stroke Walk

Location: William Land Park (Corner of Freeport Blvd & Sutterville Rd)

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2024 - 08:00 AM


North Bay Heart Walk

Location: Old Courthouse Square

Date: Sunday, September 15, 2024 - 11:30 AM


209 Heart & Stroke Walk

Location: River Islands

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024 - 08:00 AM


East Bay Heart Walk

Location: Civic Park

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024 - 09:00 AM


San Francisco Heart Walk

Location: China Basin Park

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2024 - 11:30 AM


Central Valley Heart and Stroke Walk

Location: Tesoro Viejo

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2024 - 08:00 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.

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Board Chair
Shawn Jiwanlal
Simmons Bank

Leadership Development Chair
Alex Melugin, MBA
Phoenix Home Care & Hospice


Laura Barnes

Nicole Castleberry
Wesley Health Care

Yvette Connor

Don D. Gribble
Hite, Fanning & Honeyman L.L.P.

Clayton Kaiser
Foulston Siefkin L.L.P.

Alison Lacy
Kansas Acute Medical Staffing Services

Christopher Rea
Foundation Properties

Board Chair
Tom O’Grady

Board President
Heath Wilt, MD


Dave Barber
JE Dunn Construction

Patricia Beatty
Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center

Kalinda Calkins

Jayson Cuba
The Miller Group

Scott Hall
VanTrust Real Estate

Steven Kaster, MD
Spira Care

Damon Jacobs, Ph.D., CPT
HIS-Haskell University

Andriana Martinez
Ecco Select

Keri Mathew
Central Bank of the Midwest

Rhea Pimentel, MD
University of Kansas Health System

Marvin Szneler
community member

Mindy Brissey
MRB Strategies, LLC

Tim Castaneda
Amazon Web Services

Carla Duryee
C. Duryee Consulting

Dipika Aggarwal, MD
University of Kansas Medical Center

Matt Sogard
HCA Midwest Health - Overland Park Regional Medical Center

Contact Us


By Appointment Only:
121 S Whittier Rd, #220
Wichita, KS 67207

Phone: 316-768-3830

Media Requests: (501) 690-2382

Kansas City

By Appointment Only:
5800 Foxridge Drive #108,
Mission, KS 66202

Phone: (913) 652-1900

Media Requests: (913) 652-1914

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Heart and Stroke News

Find science-based stories about heart and brain health and inspiring survivor profiles from American Heart Association News.