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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 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

Blood Pressure

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

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. 


Share your heart with a gift now and it will be MATCHED $-for-$ and help save more lives from America’s No. 1 killer — heart disease.

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Events in Your Area

Columbia Go Red for Women Evening in Red 

Location: The Atrium Tenth

Date: Thursday, September 7, 2023 - 04:30 PM


Jefferson City Go Red for Women Evening in Red

Location: The Courtyard by Marriott

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 04:30 PM


Four States Heart Walk

Location: MSSU Leggett & Platt Athletic Center

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023 - 09:00 AM


Kansas City Heart Walk

Location: Kansas City Power & Light District

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023 - 08:00 AM


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.

Community Impact

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.


Board President
Dr. Peter Panagos
Washington University School of Medicine

Board Chair
Dr. Sharonica Hardin-Bartley
School District of University City


John Antes
Missouri Baptist Medical Center

Dr. Richard Bach
Washington University School of Medicine

Krista Bauer

Georges Chahoud
St. Louis Cardiology Consultant, LLC

Sonia Deal
Affinia Healthcare

Brian Eaton

Dr. Gmerice Hammond
Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Ravi Johar

Stephanie Koch

Julie Kulawiec
Ingenio Rx

Joel Perkins

Heather Raines
SSM Health

Tim Rea
Edward Jones

Devita Stallings
St. Louis University School of Nursing

Board President
Dr. Heath Wilt

Board Chair
Tom O'Grady 

Board Members

Dr. Dipika Aggarwal
University of Kansas Medical Center

Dave Barber 
JE Dunn Construction

Mindy Brissey
MRB Strategies, LLC

Tim Castaneda
Amazon Web Services

Carla Duryee
C. Duryee Consulting

Scott Hall
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Steven Kaster
Chen Med

Keri Mathew
Central Bank of the Midwest

Dr. Rhea Pimentel
The University of Kansas Health System

Matt Sogard
HCA Midwest Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center

Marvin Szneler
Community Leader

Dr. Anezi Uzendu
Saint Luke’s Health System, Mid America Heart Institute

Contact Us

St. Louis

By Appointment Only:
12400 Olive Blvd., Suite 225
St. Louis, MO 63141

Phone: 314-692-5600

Media Requests: 314-225-9650

Kansas City

By Appointment Only:
5800 Foxridge Drive #108,
Mission, KS 66202

Phone: (316) 768-3830

Media Requests: (515) 250-8392

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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.