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


Leading with Survivors: Sheryl

Leading with Survivors

Sheryl searched for a diagnosis for her chest and jaw pain for four years before a rarely performed cardiac test confirmed her condition. She shared her inspirational story at the 2023 Twin Cities Go Red for Women event to encourage others to listen to their bodies.

Screening for Hypertension

Screening for Hypertension

High blood pressure is known as the “silent killer” and many of our communities are disproportionately affected. We’re partnering with our neighbors in these communities to provide accessible blood pressure screenings through community BP Hubs, so that everyone can know their numbers and take better control of their health.

Funding Health Equity Solutions

We’re supporting community-based solutions that reduce social and economic barriers to health equity in Minnesota through two initiatives, the Social Impact Fund and EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™.

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.

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Events in Your Area

Northland Heart Walk

Location: Leif Erikson Park & Lakewalk / Duluth

Date: Monday, September 23, 2024 - 09:00 AM


2023 Twin Cities CycleNation

Location: TCO Performance Center, Vikings Lake

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 04:15 PM


Twin Cities Heart Ball

Location: US Bank Stadium

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2023 - 06:00 PM


In Your Community

The American Heart Association is committed to driving equitable health impact in Minnesota 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 Minnesota citizens while saving and improving countless lives.

Throughout the state of Minnesota, 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.


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 Minnesota citizens build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Our efforts in Minnesota and its communities are focused on the following policy areas: Tobacco and Vaping, Access to Care, Medicaid Expansion, and Hypertension Prevention and Control.


Board Chair
Phil Ebeling
Inspire Medical Systems

Board President
Haitham Hussein, MD, FAHA
University of Minnesota

Leadership Development Chair
Jana Johnson
Community Volunteer


John Babitt
Ernst & Young LLP

Kerry DeLaney
General Mills, Inc.

Carol Droegemueller
Regions Hospital

Richard Dujmovic
Boston Scientific

Ahmed Elmouelhi

Robin Germany, MD
ZOLL Respicardia

Dale Hager
White Bear Lake Police Department

Kyle Johnson 
Deloitte LLP

Carol Levine
Community Volunteer

Tom Lubotsky
Allina Health System

Cathy Mahone

LaShawna McKinney
Hennepin Healthcare

Jason Narverud

Peter Olson-Skog, PhD
School District 197

Pat Schmitt

Rebecca Seidel

Contact Us

2750 Blue Water Road, Ste. 250
Eagan, MN 55121


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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.