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American Heart Association marks 100 years

100 years

On Monday, June 10, 2024 the American Heart Association staff in Washington celebrated 100 years and recognized lead donors and supporters.

Cultivating a Healthier South Park

Cultivating a Healthier South Park

South Park faces higher rates of heart disease than other Seattle neighborhoods due to racially discriminatory practices. The American Heart Association worked with Cultivate South Park to help combat health inequities by providing more nutritious cultural food staples.

High Blood Pressure Inequities Among Korean Americans

Addressing High Blood Pressure Inequities Among Korean Americans

Korean Americans experience higher rates of hypertension than other Americans or Korean individuals living in Korea due to a lack of culturally congruent medical care. To help bridge the gap, the American Heart Association collaborated with Advanced FamilyCare Medicine to establish a self-monitoring blood pressure program.


In the past 100 years, the American Heart Association and its community of supporters have accomplished an astonishing amount in the fight against heart disease and stroke. However, our journey is far from over. As we enter our second century of work together, we’re more dedicated than ever to finding and funding the next big scientific breakthrough in cardiovascular research.
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Events in Your Area

Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk - Seattle

Location: Seattle Center

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024 - 08:30 AM


Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk - Tacoma

Location: Cheney Stadium

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2024 - 08:30 AM


Puget Sound Hypertension Summit

Location: Hilton Bellevue

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2024 - 08:00 AM


In Your Community

As a relentless force for longer, healthier lives, the American Heart Association Washington team joins forces with local organizations and clinics to advocate for and increase health equity.

Our collective efforts address pervasive drivers of health disparities, including discrimination and inadequate access to nutrition and quality health care. This work helps equip communities with the systems, resources and health education to achieve optimal heart health.

Throughout Washington State, our efforts to create avenues for greater access to care, increase access to nutritious, culturally relevant foods, develop blood pressure self-measuring programs and tobacco and e-cigarette education and prevention have impacted the lives of millions of Washingtonians. The pursuit of health equity requires listening, collaboration and coordination. We continue to evolve our efforts as we learn from volunteers, supporters and partners to best support our community.

What did donors and volunteers like you help us accomplish during our last fiscal year? Check out our Community Impact Year in Review to see the amazing impact of your donations.

Explore our full report highlighting our goals and impact priorities to improve the health of Puget Sound.

Advocacy has held a mission-critical role in the Association's work for more than 40 years. Our legislative priorities at the local, state and federal levels support the enactment of evidence-based public policies, systems and environmental changes that lead to longer, healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease. Our efforts in Washington communities are focused on five major policy areas. Our advocacy priorities are: Tobacco Free, Quality Systems of Care, Healthy Eating, Active Living and Access to Care. You can support our efforts by joining our You’re The Cure network of volunteer advocates at


Learning your child has a heart defect can be an uncertain and scary time for a family. According to studies in 2010 and 2011, an estimated minimum of 40,000 infants are expected to be affected by congenital cardiovascular defects each year in the United States. Your family is not alone. The American Heart Association is investing in research to further our understanding of CHDs and supporting families like yours who are caring for a young heart patient. Our Heart to Heart: CHD Resources page for WA Families and Caregivers has more information.

Congenital Heart Defects

When someone has a cardiac arrest, immediate CPR is critical and can double or triple a person’s chance of survival. According to American Heart Association research, 68% of Asian American adults surveyed said they would hesitate to perform Hands-Only CPR because they worry they might harm the person suffering cardiac arrest. Read more about American Heart Association Puget Sound, VP Community Impact Al Tsai’s personal experience with cardiac arrest and his message of encouragement for others to learn CPR.

Hands-Only CPR

Board Chair
Bill Robertson
MultiCare Health System

Board President
Shahriar Heidary, MD

Sea Mar Community Health Centers


Chad Brown
Founder CEO
CommEx Advisors

Brett Daniel, MD, MHA
Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Optum PNW and West Region

Ruchi Kapoor, MD, PhD

David Lundgren
Executive Division Director
Center for Neuroscience & Spine

Mjaye Leslie Mazwi, MD, MBChB
Co-Executive Director
Seattle Children's

Carrie Miceli
Commercial Industry Leader
Eagle Hill Consulting

Mark Mitchke
Delta Dental of Washington

Troy Stedman
President & CEO
Abbott Construction

Nicole Saint Clair, MD, FACOG
Executive Medical Director
Regence BlueShield

David L. Tirschwell, MD, M.Sc
Medical Director of Comprehensive Stroke Care
Harborview Medical Center

Susie Woo, MD
Virginia Mason


Contact Us

By appointment:

601 Union St., Suite 2420
Seattle, WA, 98101

Phone: (206) 336-7200


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Heart and Stroke News

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