Help us ensure everyone in Minnesota has the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives.
Minnesota DisparitiesMinnesota often ranks in the top 5 nationally for places to live, overall health, volunteerism and philanthropy. Sadly, we also rank in the bottom 5 for worst health disparities as not everyone has equal access to housing options, healthy food, healthcare, and safe places to exercise.
In the Twin Cities, a few miles between neighborhoods could equate to a 27-year difference in life expectancy. We don’t think that it’s fair that a person’s zip code could have more impact on their health than their genetic code. Those in outstate Minnesota are also challenged with long distances to grocery stores and clinics. We are working within our communities to eliminate these social barriers and ensure health equity for all in Minnesota.
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 Minnesota at Heart
Your donation will help us save and improve lives right here in Minnesota with research, education and emergency care.
Join us! And help us be a relentless force for longer, healthier lives.
AHA to fund Health Equity Solutions in the Twin Cities
The AHA’s Social Impact Fund will make $1 million in funding available for businesses and nonprofits that are working to sustainably address health disparities for residents in the Twin Cities. The nationwide fund is focused on supporting evidence-based, community-driven entrepreneurial solutions that catalyze the removal of social and economic barriers to health equity.
Funding social entrepreneurs working to address women’s health equity in the Twin Cities
The American Heart Association’s EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ is a national program that gives social entrepreneurs, startups and businesses focusing on health impact the tools and support they need to grow and scale. Through this opportunity, the AHA provides business training, access to grants and a lasting connection to the association. The goal of the local Minnesota-focused Business Accelerator is to address business solutions to improve challenges women face by changing behaviors, expanding access to resources and improving the long-term health of Minnesota women.
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.