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“I am doing great. I am enjoying life and living it to the fullest. I am soaking up every moment I have with my daughter. I am exercising and running some, which are two things I have not been able to do before! There are some days I am tired, or I am just a little down, but I just rest or do what I think my body needs and move on. I can get through anything with God by my side. I know he has great plans for me. I am so thankful for my opportunity to share my story.”

–Savannah Conley, heart transplant survivor

Healthy For Good

You don’t need a guilt trip. We know you know. You want to be Healthy For Good. And we’re here to help inspire you to create lasting change in your health and your life, one small step at a time. The approach is simple: Eat smart. Add color. Move more. Be well. Get Healthy For Good.

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Multicultural

Closing Equity Gaps

EmPOWERED To Serve is a movement inspired by multicultural volunteers around the country who are passionate about driving change through health justice in their communities. These committed ambassadors are closing gaps in health equity through advocacy, policy, education, and social change.

Teaching Gardens

Schools from all over West Tennessee can take field trips to a local AHA Teaching Garden located at the Farm at Casey Jones Village. Students learn about the garden, the health benefits of fruits and vegetables, and why they're so important!

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Blood Pressure Screening

Blood Pressure

Check. Change. Control.

Stress on your blood vessels from high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and other serious health threats. Use our free Check. Change. Control.™ online tool to track your readings and maintain a healthy heart!

Target BP

For Professionals

Target: BP

The AHA and AMA joined forces with the launch of Target: BP™ to support physicians and care teams. We can track and maintain blood pressure goals for our patients by offering access to the latest research, tools, and resources.

Get With the Guidelines

Focus on Quality

When medical professionals apply the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines, patient outcomes improve. That’s the simple truth behind the drive for continuous quality improvement. Our comprehensive suite of programs can help you advance farther and faster in the quest for ever-better care.

Why Cholesterol Matters

You can lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Take control of managing your cholesterol levels by making healthy lifestyle choices and following a sound medical treatment plan.

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Support Network

Support Network™

Life is hard, but you're not alone. We're all in this together, right? Learn from locals like you or help others going through a tough time. Explore the chat forums, read survivor stories, seek and receive support. Because it's okay to lean on others who have been there too.

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Early Childcare Education

State Policy Win

To give kids the building blocks for a healthy life, we helped establish statewide education standards for nutrition, physical activity, and screen-time for both center- and home-based early childcare settings.

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Scientific Research Is the Core of all Our Efforts

Breakthroughs. Innovation. Millions of lives saved. That is American Heart Association funded research. From the first successful pacemaker to new techniques saving newborns with congenital heart defects to drug-coated stents, we fund bold ideas that transform health care.

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June is CPR Awareness Month

Emergencies leave us feeling helpless, but they don’t have to. Take two minutes to learn Hands-Only CPR(link opens in new window)(link opens in new window)(link opens in new window)(link opens in new window)(link opens in new window) now. Seventy percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes or public places. 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.

CPR in Schools and Infant CPR Training

We donated a CPR In Schools™ training kit to each Madison County High School – public and private – so that every Senior could be trained in CPR before graduating. We also donated almost 400 CPR Infant Anytime Kits™ to local hospitals Jackson Regional Hospital and Jackson County Madison General Hospital.

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Red Tie Society

Circle of Red and Red Tie Society

Circle of Red is an exclusive American Heart Association donor society made up of all women, while the Red Tie Society is for men. Both societies have continued to grow over the years and together are up to 175 members.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CIRCLE OF RED

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Across the Volunteer State, communities are building a healthier infrastructure and tackling inequities for hearts of all ages. The challenges are great, but together our future is greater. 

Local Events

West Tennessee Heart Walk

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Union University

Let's get Heartwalking, a movement to move more. Heart Walk is a festival of one million hearts in 300+ communities nationwide beating healthy for good. Join us in Jackson! Walk in memory of someone you love, or create a team.

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West Tennessee Go Red for Women

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Carl Perkins Civic Center

We "Go Red" for our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends. Heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women - more than all cancers combined. Let's raise awareness that 80 percent of cardiac events are preventable!

Feast in the Field

Every fall, our local sponsors, Executive Leadership Team members, team captains of top Heart Walk teams, Circle of Red members and Red Tie Society members come together to share in the success and harvest of the year. We celebrate, recognize and remind each supporter of why our mission is to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

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Mission Advancement

Why I Support the AHA

“The work of the American Heart Association universally helps people from all walks of life and economic situations improve their daily lives. It brings me great pleasure to know that my volunteer and financial support efforts with the AHA over the past decade are helping to break the silence about the devastating impact heart disease and stroke is having on our families and our communities.”

–Martin Davis, an American Heart Association donor

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5384 Poplar Ave, Suite 100
Memphis, TN 38119

Phone: (731) 267-8479