Help us ensure everyone in Missouri has the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives.
Blood pressure cuffs available at St. Louis County Libraries
St. Louis County residents can now use their library card to check out a blood pressure device and educational materials thanks to a collaboration between St. Louis County Library and the American Heart Association.
HeartCorps program to improve rural health in Missouri
Our HeartCorps Member in Seymour, MO is helping the Amish Clinic reach their patients with support for hypertension management and connecting them to resources for nutrition security, especially for infants and young children. A variety of projects are underway in the St. Joseph area to help improve cardiac readiness in community settings.
Kansas City Libraries with Heart
The American Heart Association, along with HCA Midwest Health and the Kansas City Public Library, has made blood pressure kiosks and checkout blood pressure kits available to all Kansas City Public Library branches.
Let us share your story
Are you a survivor? Help us raise awareness for cardiovascular disease and stroke through your story.Share Your Survivor Story
For 11-year-old hockey player, breathlessness signaled a struggling heart
While running laps during physical education class at his school in St. Joseph, Missouri, Jake Burnam passed out. After several tests and an abnormal electrocardiogram, it was discovered the then-11-year-old son had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), an inherited condition in which his heart muscle became abnormally thick, making it harder to efficiently pump blood.Read more about Jake
The American Heart Association St. Louis is honored to be a part of a network of 160+ organizations supported by United Way of Greater St. Louis.Read more about the United Way
Events in Your Area
Columbia Go Red for Women Evening in Red
Location: The Atrium Tenth
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2023 - 04:30 PMRegister
Jefferson City Go Red for Women Evening in Red
Location: The Courtyard by Marriott
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 04:30 PMRegister
Four States Heart Walk
Location: MSSU Leggett & Platt Athletic Center
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023 - 09:00 AMRegister
Kansas City Heart Walk
Location: Kansas City Power & Light District
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023 - 08:00 AMRegister
In Your Community
The American Heart Association is committed to driving equitable health impact in Missouri through key priority areas: CPR, hypertension control, rural health and food insecurity. Equity is 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 all Missourians while saving and improving lives.
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 Missourians build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Our efforts in Missouri communities are focused on ensuring quality-systems of care, increasing nutrition access, promoting health equity and furthering early care and education.
Dr. Peter Panagos
Washington University School of Medicine
Dr. Sharonica Hardin-Bartley
School District of University City
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Dr. Richard Bach
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis Cardiology Consultant, LLC
Dr. Gmerice Hammond
Washington University in St. Louis
Dr. Ravi Johar
St. Louis University School of Nursing
Dr. Heath Wilt
Dr. Dipika Aggarwal
University of Kansas Medical Center
JE Dunn Construction
MRB Strategies, LLC
Amazon Web Services
C. Duryee Consulting
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Steven Kaster
Central Bank of the Midwest
Dr. Rhea Pimentel
The University of Kansas Health System
HCA Midwest Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center
Dr. Anezi Uzendu
Saint Luke’s Health System, Mid America Heart Institute