Help us ensure everyone in Kansas City has the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives.
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.
Share Your Story
Perhaps you or someone you care about suffered from heart disease or stroke. Maybe you know someone whose life was impacted by CPR or changed through a healthier lifestyle. Whatever your experience may be, sharing your story is a great opportunity to give hope to others experiencing a similar situation or to inspire others to live a healthier life.
Notes to self is a proud Life Is Why We Give Supporter
For every pair of Notes to Self Socks sold from April 2020 to April 2021, Notes to Self will donate 10% of the purchase price to the American Heart Association’s Life Is Why We Give™ Campaign.
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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.
Focus On Quality
When medical professionals apply the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines, patient outcomes improve. That’s the simple truth behind the drive for continuous quality improvement. Our comprehensive suite of programs can help you advance farther and faster in the quest for ever-better care.
E-Cigarettes & Vaping
These devices are creating a whole new generation of smokers by targeting our youth. We are leading the way in urging regulation of these devices, the liquids in them and ensuring they stay out of the hands of kids.
We are working with federally qualified, local health clinics to reduce the incidence of heart attacks and strokes by improving high blood pressure and cholesterol control rates, in populations most at risk.
Healthy Food Access
It’s hard to eat healthy from gas stations or corner stores. We’re working to ensure that everyone knows what it means to eat healthy and has the opportunity to buy affordable, healthy food and beverages.
Policy has the power to protect our health, improve communities and drive lasting change. The American Heart Association empowers citizens to take informed action on local and state policies because we can all benefit from things like smoke free laws and complete streets. Thanks to our advocacy efforts, all high school students in Kansas and Missouri will learn CPR before graduation, and several communities in the area have raised the age to purchase tobacco products to 21.