Help us ensure everyone in Michigan has the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives.
Detroit Churches Train Community on CPR
Thanks to funding from the DMC Foundation, the American Heart Association is currently working with 6 churches in the Metro Detroit area to train and educate individuals on how to act in case of a cardiac emergency.
Michigan Advocates for Healthy School Meals
Led by the American Heart Association and supported by No Kid Hungry Michigan and the School Nutrition Association of Michigan, Michigan volunteers are advocating for legislation that would provide Michigan public school students, regardless of income, with meals funded through the state budget similarly to how they were through federal dollars during the pandemic.
Have Faith in Heart Program Educates Black Community
In West Michigan, about 40 predominantly black congregations are meeting on a regular basis for health news, videos and information that can be shared back in a congregation or place of worship. The program, called Have Faith in Heart, looks at topics such as cardiovascular diseases, stroke, vaping and tobacco cessation, hypertension, Influenza and other symptoms on the mind of local congregants.
Mixed Berry Popsicles
Enjoy these no-sugar-added sweet tart frozen treats. Five ingredients are all you need.Make it!
Act F.A.S.T – the signs and symptoms of Stroke
The American Stroke Association offers these tips to help prevent stroke:
- Evaluate your stroke risk factors. Some are controllable and treatable, while others aren’t. It’s important to understand your risk.
- Know your blood pressure and keep it in a healthy range. High blood pressure is the No. 1 preventable cause of stroke.
- Talk to your health care professional about ways to improve your well-being and help prevent stroke.
Learn how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T. If you see Face drooping, Arm weakness or Speech difficulty, it’s Time to call 911.American Heart Association Stroke Month Educational Webinar, Sponsored by Trinity Health
Kids Heart Challenge Heart Hero Earns top Fundraising Recognition
Colton Gayle is a STAR with a big HEART! The Galesburg-Augusta Primary School First Grader has raised over $2,000 for Kids Heart Challenge & American Heart Challenge - a school record. Colton, who has autism, runs around the house asking mom to feel his heartbeat. He has had a love for the human heart even well before the fundraiser, mom says. Congrats Colton on being named a HEART HERO for your top fundraising effort!WOOD-TV: The Biggest of Hearts Comes from the Smallest of Places
Give and GET MATCHED during the Fall Supporter Drive
Your lifesaving gift against heart disease DOUBLES — but only until October 10. Help protect the hearts you love from America’s No. 1 killer with a gift today.
Events in Your Area
Location: CYCLEBAR, Northville
Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 06:00 PMRegister
Ann Arbor-Jackson Heart Ball
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023 - 06:00 PMRegister
Hard Hats with Heart
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 06:00 PMRegister
Kalamazoo Heart Walk
Location: Celery Flats Historical Area
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023 - 09:00 AMRegister
Detroit Heart Ball
Location: The Henry Ford
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023 - 06:30 PMRegister
In Your Community
For more than 40 years, Advocacy has had a mission-critical role in the American Heart Association's work. 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 Michigan citizens build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Our efforts in Michigan and its communities are focused on the following policy areas: Tobacco and Vaping, Access to Care, Healthy Eating, and Hypertension Prevention and Control.
The American Heart Association is committed to driving equitable health impact in Michigan through five key priority areas: women, readiness, tobacco and vaping, patients, and healthy living. Equity is always 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 Michigan citizens while saving and improving countless lives.
Throughout the state of Michigan, we’ve seen our community impact work grow, including efforts around creating avenues for greater access to care, expanding healthy food access and education, building a network of first responders through CPR kits in schools, supporting blood pressure screenings and education, and educating on the dangers of tobacco and vaping.
People are counting on us as never before. We at the American Heart Association, along with our supporters, will drive change, and we will be relentless. Thank you for your continued support.
The American Heart Association - Michigan is looking to form a strong group of event volunteers in the Detroit, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, and Grand Rapids areas. If you have a passion for our life saving mission and are looking to get involved, please fill out the form to tell us more about yourself. We’d love to have you on our volunteer team!
Sharon Gipson, CPA
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Brian J. O’Neil, MD, FACEP, FAHA
Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
Dr. Phillip Levy, MD, MPH, FAHA
Wayne State University
Dr. Pamela Marcovitz, MD
William Beaumont Hospital Health System
Stefanie Roberts Newman
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
The Mom Project
Michelle Peña, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Leadership Development Chair
Mary Free Bed
Aiesha Ahmed, MD, MBA
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI
Mercantile Bank of MI
Karen Kennedy, MD
Health Net of West Michigan
Amy Stahley, PhD, MSN-Ed, RN
Kate Veenstra, DNP, MSN, RN, CNL, CMSRN, NEA-BC
Fifth Third Bank