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


Detroit Churches Train Community on CPR

Detroit Churches

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

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

Have Faith in Heart

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.

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

Grand Rapids Heart Ball

Location: Goei Center

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 06:00 PM


Washtenaw County Heart Walk & 5K

Location: Washtenaw Community College

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2024 - 10:00 AM


Metro Detroit Heart & Stroke Walk & 5K

Location: Wayne State University - Keast Commons

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 08:00 AM


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!

Board Chair
Sharon Gipson, CPA
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Board President
Brian J. O’Neil, MD, FACEP, FAHA
Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center


Amy Acs

Deborah Greenman
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

Kristy Sidlar
The Mom Project

Paula Silver
DTE Energy

Andrew Wasiniak
Buildings Group-Detroit

Board Chair
Paul Jaeckle

Board President
Michelle Peña, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Trinity Health

Leadership Development Chair
Kent Riddle
Mary Free Bed


Aiesha Ahmed, MD, MBA
Spectrum Health

Kim Baron
Grand Rapids Public Schools

Matthew Bates
Parker Hannifin

Tasha Blackmon
Cherry Health

Carrie Caverly
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI

Katie Golomb
Mercantile Bank of MI

Michael Hebreard
Wolverine Worldwide

Karen Kennedy, MD
Trinity Health

Maureen Kirkwood
Health Net of West Michigan

Laura Moody
Community Leader

Amy Stahley, PhD, MSN-Ed, RN
Davenport College

Kate Veenstra, DNP, MSN, RN, CNL, CMSRN, NEA-BC
UofM Health-West

Tom Welch
Fifth Third Bank

Contact Us

Southeast Michigan

By Appointment Only:
26555 Evergreen Road, Ste 570
Southfield, MI 48076

Phone: (248) 936-5800

Grand Rapids, Michigan

By Appointment Only:
3940 Peninsular Dr., S.E., Ste 180
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Phone: (616) 482-1503

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Phone: (734) 717-2768

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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.