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Heart disease is personal. Make double the difference today.

We all know someone who’s been affected by cardiovascular disease. Make a generous donation today while it will go twice as far to help advance heart health for all.

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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.

2020-21 Community Impact Highlights
2021 Puget Sound Community Priorities

Our Priorities in the Community


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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.

We are now accepting submissions for the next round of funding in the Puget Sound! We are looking to invest $500,000 in non-profits and social entrepreneurs working to remove barriers to healthy food and affordable housing through innovative, community-led approaches.

Register for our virtual town hall on October 12 to learn more(link opens in new window)

Making An Impact: Increasing Youth Access to Nutrition

Access to nutritious food, especially in the early years, can have a powerful impact on positive health outcomes later in life. Currently, 1 in 3 households in WA faces food insecurity and 60% of those households have children.  We collaborated with youth-serving organizations to overcome barriers and expand youth access to three healthy meals a day. Six meal distribution events were hosted at schools and community sites, providing 600+ to-go style meals and health education resources to families facing food insecurity.      

Local Events

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.

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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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