American Heart Association
Organizations and/or AssociationsNon Profit
The American Heart Association and The American Stroke Association is hard at work to make an impact on your life by empowering you and your loved ones to live healthier lives and enjoy more peace of mind about heart disease and stroke, our No. 1 and No. 4 killers.
We are making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:
Smoke-free public places
More walkable and bikable streets, roads and parks
Appropriate nutritional information on food labels to promote healthy choices
Adequate, affordable and available health care for all
Lowering the amount of calories consumed by your children at school
Clean indoor air in public places, like bowling alleys, restaurants, pubs, workplaces, etc.
We are improving the quality of care for heart and stroke patients by:
Training millions of Americans in CPR, advanced life support, AED (defibrillator) use and first aid; promoting AED placement in businesses and public places
Improving emergency care for heart attack victims through our Mission: Lifeline community-based initiative
Helping hospitals treat cardiac and stroke patients according to proven guidelines using our Get With The Guidelines® program
Strengthening stroke systems of care, teaching the public to respond to warning signs, and providing resources for stroke survivors and caregivers