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

Kansas

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

CPR

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.

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 AM

Register

Wichita Heart Walk

Location: Riverfront Stadium

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 09:00 AM

Kansas City Heart Walk

Location: National WWI Museum and Memorial

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

Register

Kansas City Heart Walk

Location: National WWI Museum and Memorial

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

Register

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.

Community

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

Board President
Vallerie Gleason, MBA, RN
Newton Medical Center

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

Midwest Regional Board Chair
Pat Gearhart
Simmons Bank

Members

Laura Barnes
FORVIS

Nicole Castleberry
Wesley Health Care

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

Clayton Kaiser
Foulston Siefkin L.L.P.

Brian Pate, MD
KU School of Medicine- Wichita

Christopher Rea
Foundation Properties

Debbie Reilly, BSN, RN
Kansas Heart Hospital

Board Chair
Tom O’Grady
HNTB

Board President
Heath Wilt, MD
AdventHealth

Members

Dave Barber
JE Dunn Construction

Patricia Beatty
Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center

Kalinda Calkins
BOK

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

Wichita
 

By Appointment Only:
8918 W 21st N #248
Wichita, KS 67205

Phone: 316-768-3830

Media Requests: (501) 690-2382

Kansas City

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

Phone: (913) 652-1913

Media Requests: (515) 250-8392

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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.