West Michigan

Help us ensure everyone in West Michigan 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.

Show You Have West Michigan at Heart

You can make a difference by lending your support to help improve the long-term health of West Michigan..

Give and get matched to help end heart disease and stroke.

Make a donation to the American Heart Association this May and it’ll be MATCHED, up to $500,000, to help fund innovative research, advocacy, and education efforts.

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2021 West Michigan Have Faith in Heart COVID-19 Information Webinar


Our Community Impact in West Michigan

This year, we have proven we can turn on a dime to address our county’s biggest health challenges. But we have more to do. By participating in our events such as Heart Walks, Galas, Go Red for Women and the Kids Heart Challenge, you further the mission of the American Heart Association. 

Rethink Your Drink

We won’t sugarcoat it: sugary drinks like energy drinks, pop and fruit drinks have been linked to heart disease and other chronic illnesses. But with a few substitutions, Michigan families can dump the sugar and improve their health. 

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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.

2021 Stroke Awareness Month Webinar

We took an opportunity to look at the subject of stroke from several angles - prevention, acute stroke care and personal stories. This webinar was powered by Mercy Health.

A Community Conversation about Teens and Vaping

This forum, made possible with support from Ascension Borgess, discusses the impact of vaping on a teen's health, what our Youth Market staff are seeing in local schools and some of the legislative impact in Michigan.

Contact Us

3940 Peninsular Drive SE, Suite 180
Grand Rapids, MI  49546

Phone: 616-482-1503

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