Oregon & SW Washington

Help us ensure that everyone in Oregon has the opportunity to live a longer, healthier life.


Portland Woman Lives Courageously

MaryKay West

MaryKay West didn’t know her heart was ripping apart, so she grabbed her keys and went to her last meeting of the day. 

Portland Area Women Making a Difference

3 women

In Oregon and southwest Washington, the American Heart Association is funded three local female entrepreneurs working to create solutions to help their communities live healthier lives.

Heart Failure Tools and Resources

Heart attack

Living with a chronic condition like heart failure is challenging, yet you can enjoy a full life while addressing your symptoms. Find tools and resources on our heart failure hub, brought to you by OHSU.

Join 100 Ways In 100 Days

To celebrate our 100-year anniversary, we have a gift for you! Join our FREE, exclusive program to get an email each week for the next 100 days providing you with valuable health tips on eating better, moving more, and improving overall wellbeing.

Make 2024 your best year yet! Join now.

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Events in Your Area

Vancouver Heart Walk

Location: Esther Short Park

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 07:30 AM


PDX Heart Walk

Location: Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 07:30 AM


In Your Community

The American Heart Association is committed to driving equitable health impact in Oregon and southwest Washington through five key priority areas: women, community response, 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 Oregon and Washington residents while saving and improving countless lives.

We’ve seen our community impact work grow, including efforts around creating avenues for greater access to care, healthy food access and education, sharing Hands-Only CPR kits with clinicians to improve awareness for families, blood pressure screenings and education, and tobacco and e-cigarette education and prevention.

People are counting on us as never before. The American Heart Association, along with our supporters, will drive change, and will be relentless. Thank you for your continued support.


Advocacy has had a mission-critical role in the Association's work for more than 40 years. 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 American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to affect necessary and sustainable policy, system and environmental changes that help Americans build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Our efforts in Oregon and southwest Washington are focused on five major policy areas. These are: Tobacco Free, Quality Systems of Care, Healthy Eating, Active Living, and Access to Care.

Join our You’re the Cure network to support public policy initiatives across Oregon and make your voice heard!


Dick Clark, Board Chair
Retired CEO
The Portland Clinic

Dr. Nandita Gupta, Board President
Associate Chief Medical Officer
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Service Line
OHSU Health, Hillsboro Medical Center

Michelle Weisenbach, Chair Emeritus
Senior VP & Market Leader, Oregon and SW Washington
Wells Fargo

Tonya Adams, Member
Chief of Customer Experience & Operations

Anthony Mulholland, Member
Sr. Director of OHSU Health Heart
and Vascular Service Line
Oregon Health & Science University

Brad Nantz, Member
The Partners Group

Brooke Olzendam, Member
Sideline Reporter
Trail Blazers Inc.

Derenda Schubert, PhD, Member
Executive Director,
Bridge Meadows

Angela Wright, Member
Clinic Director
Yakima Valley Farm Worker Clinics, Portland

Contact Us

Mailing Address:

4380 S Macadam Avenue #480
Portland, OR 97239

Phone: 503-820-5300

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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.