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  • 21. David P. Lee, M.D. What the American Heart Association means to me To me, the American Heart Association (AHA) represents the best of organizations, providing important leadership to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.
  • 22. Jeremy Payne, M.D. -- What the American Heart Association means to me Before I was directly involved with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), it was always visible as a reliable beacon. As a brand it always seemed to be sterling ? an authoritative voice for advocacy, vascular science, research support and outreach. It wasn?t until I was asked to join the affiliate board that I got a true sense of the scope of our work.
  • 23. Dr. Christopher Lay of UCI advances stroke research The work of Christopher Lay, Ph.D., which focuses on non-pharmacological, mild sensory stimulus-based treatment for stroke, was highlighted at the recent Western States Affiliate Board of Directors meeting in Los Angeles. Dr. Lay received a 2010-2012 Postdoctoral Fellowship from the affiliate for his research at the University of California Irvine (UCI).
  • 24. Cultural habits put Latinos at high risk for heart disease and stroke Cultural habits can be hazardous to your health, according to Lucas Restrepo, M.D., Ph.D. ?Some behaviors put Latinos at high risk for heart disease and stroke,? he emphasizes. ?Our foods are delicious but often times have a high content of fat and salt...
  • 25. 2013 Powerful Black Family Celebration RSVP Join us Saturday, August 3, 2013 in Inglewood, CA for our 3rd Annual Powerful Black Family Celebration! A fun filled day with a farmers market, health screenings, sports activities, personal Q & A with doctors, makeovers and exciting giveaways!
  • 26. AHA honors Mary Caldwell and Hank Wasiak Two exceptional volunteers from the Western States Affiliate have received national recognition for their many years of service to the American Heart Association (AHA). Mary Caldwell, R.N., M.B.A., Ph.D., FAHA, is the Healthcare Volunteer of the Year Award and Hank Wasiak was presented with the prestigious Gold Heart Award.
  • 27. Funding applications hit an all-time high Research is the foundation of our lifesaving mission and the volume of applications continues to increase each year -- hitting an all-time high in FY 2012-13. According to Brian Black, Ph.D., Chair of the Western States Affiliate Research Committee, pictured at left, we received a total of 454 applicants in the spring cycle, up 19 percent over the fall. The committee approved 76 new awards totaling nearly $8 million.
  • 28. Walkers raise more than $1 million in Los Angeles County More than 16,000 people participated in Heart & Stroke Walks held in seven cities in Los Angeles County this fall, raising more than $1 million to fight heart disease and stroke. This year the Greater L.A. Heart & Stroke Walk extended its reach to four additional cities, doubled walker participation and engaged more than 300 hundred volunteers.
  • 29. Sylvia Hernandez leads clean air fight in Idaho One dedicated volunteer is Sylvia Hernandez, a manager at The Chalk Horse in Pocatello who has worked to convert the popular bar into a smoke free environment -- safe for employees and patrons. It was one of the first bars in the area to go smoke free.
  • 30. Chef Anthony Vidal promotes healthy eating The connection between healthy eating and better living is personal for Chef Anthony Vidal of Las Vegas, NV. He has Type 2 diabetes and a family history of heart-related illnesses. This father of three is taking steps to assure his family will not soon experience the heart-breaking loss of another loved one. Diabetes claimed the lives of both his mother and aunt over the past two years.


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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%