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Puget Sound at Heart
Imagine a Puget Sound where healthy choices are equitable and accessible, where your freeway exit does not determine your health. Currently the average person in Auburn lives just 73 years, while someone on Mercer Island can expect to live 15 years longer. That’s not right. We’re fighting for fundamental changes in our community so that no matter where you live in the Puget Sound, you can make healthy choices.
Our Priorities in the Community
Bernard J. Tyson Impact Fund
The American Heart Association's Bernard J. Tyson Impact Fund invests in sustainable, community-led solutions addressing health inequalities in under-resourced communities.
To sustainably address housing equity and food insecurity in the Puget Sound area, the American Heart Association announced four Puget Sound-based businesses and nonprofits will receive $480,000 in funding from the Association's Bernard J. Tyson Impact Fund.
Making an Impact in Washington
The American Heart Association recognizes dozens of health care organizations across the Puget Sound for their continued efforts to prioritize blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes control among their patient population.
Join the fight against heart disease and stroke at a local Puget Sound event.
Congenital Heart Defects
Being told that your child has a heart defect can be frightening and overwhelming for families. There are many types of CHDs and you can learn more about them here.
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.