Help us ensure everyone in Missouri has the opportunity to live longer, healthier lives.
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 Missouri at Heart
You can make a difference by lending your support to help improve the long-term health of Missouri.
Give and get matched to help end heart disease and stroke.
Make a donation to the American Heart Association this May and it’ll be MATCHED, up to $500,000, to help fund innovative research, advocacy, and education efforts.
Join the fight to end heart disease and stroke by attending a local event!
- Metro St. Louis Heart Walk, Location: Busch Stadium, Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 09:00 AM
- Southwest Missouri Heart Walk, Location: Jordan Valley Park, Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 09:00 AM
- Hugh E. Stephenson Jr., MD Heart & Stroke Ball, Location: Country Club of Missouri, Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 05:00 PM
- Four States Heart Walk, Location: Missouri Southern State University, Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 09:30 AM
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.
The American Heart Association and Daugherty Business Solutions are supporting Infant CPR in St. Louis. Learn More.
Focus on Quality: Blood Pressure
32% of Missourians have high blood pressure, compared to 29% nationwide. We are working with health care organizations through Target: BP™ to improve BP control rates through an evidence-based quality improvement program.
The Missouri Hypertension Summit gathered health care leaders from across the state to discuss the value of joining Target: BP. In 2020, 27 Missouri organizations were recognized for their participation and achievements in the initiative.
Youth and Tobacco
The tobacco endgame – the path to ending tobacco use and nicotine addiction in the U.S. – is within sight. This could save millions of lives. But e-cigarettes and other products like cigarillos, hookah and smokeless tobacco pose a significant threat. They are gaining popularity, especially with kids and young adults. Nearly 25% of Missouri high school students self-reported they used a tobacco product in the last 30 days.
The American Heart Association is working with school districts to help respond to the youth tobacco/vaping epidemic. If you are interested in learning more or utilizing our Tobacco-Free Schools Toolkit, please reach out to Rachelle.Bartnick@heart.org.