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  • 41. High Blood Pressure and Stroke Brochure This brochure alerts readers to the fact that high blood pressure is a leading risk factor for stroke. It provides clear directions for treating high blood pressure and reducing the risk of first or recurrent stroke.
  • 42. Smoking and Your Risk for Stroke Brochure This brochure details the effects smoking has on the cardiovascular system and specifically how cigarette, cigar, pipe, and side stream can increase the risk of stroke.
  • 43. Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Brochure Having diabetes significantly raises the risk for heart attack and stroke. This booklet addresses why diabetes is a risk factor, and how weight management, nutrition and physical activity can help manage it.
  • 44. Understanding Stroke Brochure: Our guide to explaining stroke This brochure provides a clear, concise overview of stroke, including major breakthroughs in treatment. It includes simple definitions of each risk factor and indicates which ones can and cannot be changed. It also gives patients and caregivers easy-to-remember steps to help them recognize and respond immediately to symptoms of stroke.
  • 45. Instructional Video - Monitoring Blood Pressure at Home The American Heart Association offers this video teaching how to monitor your blood pressure at home with an at-home blood pressure monitor to help manage your high blood pressure.
  • 46. Are You at Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke? (Brochure) A quick, convenient way to assess your risk of heart attack or stroke. It helps readers determine where to focus their efforts to reduce their risk.
  • 47. Stroke and High Blood Pressure The American Heart Association explains how high blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a major risk factor for stroke and defines the different types of strokes.
  • 48. Understand Your Risk for High Cholesterol High cholesterol is just one heart disease risk factor. The American Heart Association helps you to understand your risk for high cholesterol.
  • 49. Understand Your Risk of Heart Attack What is your risk for a heart attack? The American Heart Association explains the major risk factors for heart disease and coronary artery disease and steps you can take to reduce your risk.
  • 50. Understand Your Risk for PAD The American Heart Association explains the risks of peripheral artery disease or PAD. Age increases the risk of PAD. Other factors include smoking, diabetes and high cholesterol.


Our Mission

We’re making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikable streets, roads and parks
  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

American Heart Association
2012-2013 Expenditures

  • Research: 21.7%
  • Public Health Education: 36.8%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.7%
  • Community Services: 6.1%
  • Management & General: 8.5%
  • Fundraising: 12.2%

American Heart Association Diversity Report

Attached is a copy of the American Heart Association’s 2009-2010 Annual Diversity Report. This report highlights our organization’s successes in the area of diversity with emphasis on cultural competence. The report focuses on our consumer initiatives as well as our internal initiatives. We have broadened the scope of this year’s report to showcase initiatives in each of the Affiliates. Also, we have identified key partnerships, sponsorships and strategic alliances that enhanced our efforts to reach common goals.

We truly hope that you will enjoy this copy of the report. Feel free to share copies with your colleagues and partners.

Diversity Report 2009-2010 (Spread layout)
Adobe PDF, File Size 10.9 MB

Diversity Report 2009-2010 (Single Page layout)
Adobe PDF, File Size 10.9 MB