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  • 1. Aspirin, Heart Disease and Stroke Brochure This brochure presents the latest American Heart Association science on aspirin therapy for the prevention of heart disease and stroke, as well as its use in acute event treatment.
  • 2. Your Heart Valve Surgery Brochure This 24-page brochure covers the entire spectrum of topics around heart valve surgeries: common disease that affect the heart valves, replacement options, surgery preparation, post-surgical expectations and returning home.
  • 3. About Your Peripheral Artery Disease Brochure This brochure is a critically important tool for reducing the rate of peripheral artery disease (PAD) among high-risk populations and general audiences.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. If Your Child Has a Congenital Heart Defect Brochure This full-color 64-page booklet is a comprehensive, informative guide for parents with a child with a congenital heart defect. It helps prepare parents for the medical and surgical treatments their child may require. It describes and illustrates a variety of common heart defects, tells how the defects are diagnosed and treated, and discusses the child's special needs.
  • 6. Understanding and Controlling Your High Blood Pressure Brochure understanding and controlling your high blood pressure
  • 7. About Your Bypass Surgery Brochure This brochure offers bypass patients information and reassurance, explaining in positive terms why surgery is performed and how it works. It takes a careful look at pre-op procedures, the healing process, home recovery, and how exercise will help patients regain strength.
  • 8. Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke Brochure (Spanish/English) La diabetes aumenta sustancialmente el riesgo de sufrir un ataque al corazon o ataque al cerebro. Este folleto explica por que la diabetes es un factor de riesgo, y como se puede manejarla.
  • 9. Your Heart and Anticoagulants Brochure This booklet gives an overview of the benefits of anticoagulant drug therapy, providing appropriate precautions for patients. Includes a medication tracking chart.
  • 10. Communication Challenges After a Stroke Brochure an in-depth resource for anyone recovering from stroke. It offers two pages of resources. Perfect for educating the general public, stroke survivors, and caregivers.
  • 11. High Blood Pressure in African Americans Brochure This brochure makes recommendations on how to control high blood pressure, and shares statistics specific to African Americans and heart disease. Use it to support your efforts to teach healthy lifestyle habits, encourage cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke, manage cardiovascular disease by recommending lifestyle modifications, and meet the special needs of underserved and minority markets.
  • 12. Caregiver Brochure This 4-color brochure is part of our caregiver product line that will help you understand and take care of your needs.
  • 13. Women, Heart Disease and Stroke Brochure Information about the seriousness of heart disease and stroke, related risk factors (including family history, diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure), warning signs, and what to do in an acute event.
  • 14. Your Mitral Valve Prolapse Brochure Your Mitral Valve Prolapse Brochure
  • 15. Changes in Behavior and Emotions After Stroke Brochure This brochure is our guide to understanding how a stroke can emotionally and physically affect behavior. It details the different effects of right-brain and left-brain strokes on behavior. It provides information on all common behavior changes.
  • 16. Innocent Heart Murmurs Brochure Calm parents' fears about murmurs with this brief but informative brochure. It reassures parents that an innocent murmur is an innocent, normal condition that doesnt indicate a disease, require medication, or put any restrictions on a child's normal activities or development.
  • 17. 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.
  • 18. Signs of a Heart Attack Brochure (Spanish) Este folleto facil de leer explica las senales de aviso de un ataque al corazon. Incluye indicaciones claras que explican como responder si los sintomas se presentan, incluyendo el paso mas importante de todos: llame al 911.
  • 19. 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.
  • 20. Living with Disability After Stroke Brochure Enhanced with relevant information from Stroke Connection Magazine, this booklet helps stroke survivors and caregivers with activities of daily living such as personal care, bathing, eating, dressing, and toileting. Also includes home and transfer safety information as well as suggestions for keeping active and physical rehabilitation.
  • 21. Consumer and Patient Education Materials Our patient education materials cover a wide range of heart and stroke topics. Browse our library of brochures and videos on subjects such as heart attack, stroke, high cholesterol, cardiovascular procedures and parenting issues.
  • 22. The Effects of Smoking (Spanish) Provides information on the dangers of smoking as well as the risks posed by secondary or environmental smoke.
  • 23. Stroke Connection Special Edition: Preventing Another Stroke Information from Stroke Connection Magazine and current medical research addresses common risk factors of recurrent stroke.
  • 24. Warning Signs and Actions: Our Guide to Quick Action (Spanish) This brochure provides information on how acting quickly can save lives by emphasizing three key steps: Know the warning signs, Call 9-1-1, Give CPR.
  • 25. Warning Signs of Stroke (Brochure) This easy-read brochure provides basic information about stroke warning signs and what do if any of them occur. Written at a lower reading level (4th grade) to better address underserved populations, the brochure also introduces F.A.S.T. (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 911) as an easy way to identify symptoms and take fast action.
  • 26. Sex After Stroke: Our Guide to Intimacy After Stroke This brochure is our guide to intimacy after stroke. Sexual issues are among the most important in recovery, but they can be the hardest for stroke survivors and their partners to discuss. This booklet gives facts about fears and concerns, timing for resuming sexual activity, special physical challenges, sexual positions, alternative ways to make love, and more. Now updated with full-color realistic artwork.
  • 27. Warning Signs of Stroke - Spanish Edition This easy-read brochure provides basic information about stroke warning signs and what do if any of them occur. Written at a lower reading level (4th grade) to better address underserved populations, the brochure also introduces F.A.S.T. (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 911) as an easy way to identify symptoms and take fast action.
  • 28. Tips for Eating Out An excellent tool for heart-healthy dining! This brochure provides ordering ideas for the following food categories: Cajun, Chinese, Family Style, Fast Food, French, Greek/Middle Eastern, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Steakhouse, Thai, Vegetarian, Vietnamese, and more.
  • 29. Warning Signs and Actions: Our Guide to Quick Action This brochure provides information on how acting quickly can save lives by emphasizing three key steps: Know the warning signs, Call 9-1-1, Give CPR.
  • 30. Sex and Heart Disease Brochure This brochure addresses resumption of sex after a heart attack or heart surgery, possible effects of medication, and several myths and misconceptions regarding sex and heart disease.
  • 31. Smoking and Your Risk for Stroke: Our guide to snuffing out a deadly habit 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.
  • 32. Controlling Your Risk Factors: Our guide to reducing your risk This brochure defines each of the risk factors leading to heart attack or stroke and clearly explains American Heart Association recommendations.
  • 33. Understanding and Controlling Cholesterol (Spanish) Guidelines for understanding and controlling your cholesterol.
  • 34. Understanding and Controlling Cholesterol Brochure This brochure incorporates the latest guidelines to set people straight about a confusing subject: cholesterol! LDL, HDL, triglycerides, omega-3 fatty acids - everything is clarified and explained.
  • 35. Caregiver Resource Book_1279136484706 This Caregiver Resource Book gives a general overview of national medical, governmental and rehabilitation assistance. This overview can guide you to find your own local resources.
  • 36. Caregiver Resource Book_1279215729433 This Caregiver Resource Book gives a general overview of national medical, governmental and rehabilitation assistance. This overview can guide you to find your own local resources.
  • 37. For Your Children: Our Guide (Spanish)_1281465744717 Our guide to help you safeguard your children from heart disease and stroke
  • 38. Caregiver Resource Book_1279134391020 This Caregiver Resource Book gives a general overview of national medical, governmental and rehabilitation assistance. This overview can guide you to find your own local resources.
  • 39. Safeguard your children from heart disease and stroke_1277477874666 High blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity and smoking have always been "adult" topics. But many children have the same risk factors as their parents. This brochure will help parents understand that childhood behaviors lead to adult behaviors. It will support efforts to curb the risk in children.
  • 40. Stroke Connection Special Edition: Caring for Stroke Survivors_1281639943570 This 4-color brochure is part of our caregiver product line that will help you understand and take care of your needs, specifically regarding stroke.
  • 41. Diabetes, Heart Disease and Stroke (Spanish/English)_1281640928795 La diabetes aumenta sustancialmente el riesgo de sufrir un ataque al corazon o ataque al cerebro. Este folleto explica por que la diabetes es un factor de riesgo, y como se puede manejarla.
  • 42. Print and Web Resources The American Heart Association provides print and web resources and tools for your heart health.
  • 43. About Heart Transplants: Our Guide for Patients and Their Families Discusses the conditions that render a patient in need of a heart transplant, what happens during the procedure, expected survival rates, and the potential complications following surgery. The process of organ donation is also discussed. Now updated with full-color photographic artwork.
  • 44. For Your Children: Our Guide (Spanish) Our guide to help you safeguard your children from heart disease and stroke
  • 45. An Active Partnership for the Health of Your Heart The new edition of the Active Partnership product includes a workbook and DVD designed to help patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) recover and improve their health after a cardiac event or surgery.
  • 46. After Your Heart Attack: Our guide to help you recover This brochure answers the myriad questions patients have after a heart attack. It provides an overview of why heart attacks occur, and the lasting physical effects. Also includes sections on returning to work, depression, family members? emotions, and reducing risk factors to prevent recurrent events.
  • 47. Caregiver Journal and Planner This Journal helps caregivers manage stress by allowing them to write down thoughts, feelings and anything that comes to mind. It is important to fight negative or unrealistic thinking.
  • 48. Understanding and Controlling Your High Blood Pressure (Spanish/English) Este folleto explica cuáles factores de riesgo se pueden controlar, y cuáles no. Tiene información sobre la dieta, el ejercicio y los medicamentos.
  • 49. Controlling Your Risk Factors (Spanish/English) This brochure defines each of the risk factors leading to heart attack or stroke and clearly explains American Heart Association recommendations.
  • 50. Living with Atrial Fibrillation: Our Guide to Managing a Key Stroke Risk Factor This brochure discusses atrial fibrillation as a major risk factor for stroke and provides information on medications, including the anticoagulant warfarin - one of the most promising methods of treatment and prevention of stroke.
  • 51. Stroke Connection Special Edition: Caring for Stroke Survivors This 4-color brochure is part of our caregiver product line that will help you understand and take care of your needs, specifically regarding stroke.
  • 52. Shaking Your Salt Habit: Reducing sodium to lower blood pressure This brochure provides a checklist for assessing current consumption, identifies high- and low-sodium foods, profiles a wide range of alternative seasonings and the foods they can be used with. It also gives strategies for dining out, and more.
  • 53. Effects of Smoking: How Tobacco Use Affects the Cardiovascular System This brochure provides information on the dangers of smoking as well as the risks posed by secondary or environmental smoke. It covers effects on circulation, cholesterol, hardening of the arteries, and peripheral vascular disease. Additionally, it addresses concerns related to teen smoking, and smoking while taking birth-control pills.
  • 54. Just Move: Our guide to physical activity (Spanish) Este folleto informa sobre la actividad fisica, ofrece estrategias para incorporarla en su rutina diaria (incluso si usted no es atleta) y alienta al lector a establecer metas de actividad fisica.
  • 55. Walking for a Healthy Heart This is an upbeat brochure on the benefits of walking and the ways people can make physical fitness part of their lives. It stresses that you don't have to be an athlete to appreciate the benefits of regular physical activity.
  • 56. Understanding and Controlling Your High Blood Pressure A guide to understanding and controlling your high blood pressure
  • 57. Easy Food Tips for Heart-Healthy Eating (Spanish) This brochure shows practical ways to get cholesterol and fat out of one?s diet. It recommends healthy foods to substitute for unhealthy ones, tells how to read nutrition labels, and gives daily guidelines for fat intake. A convenient reference everyone should keep?right next to the refrigerator!
  • 58. Life's Simple 7: Seven Simple Steps to a Healthier Heart A concise yet thorough explanation of the American Heart Association's recommendations for healthy living: avoid tobacco smoke, monitor high blood pressure, eat food low in cholesterol and saturated fats, be physically active, maintain a healthy weight, and have regular medical exams. 4 pages, 4" x 8?"
  • 59. Losing Weight the Healthy Way The basics of weight management, in just a few easy-to-read pages. Includes information on how to develop a healthy eating plan, select and prepare food, and become more physically active.
  • 60. Recipes for a Heart Healthy Diet Recipes for a Heart Healthy Diet from the American Heart Association
  • 61. Tools For Your Heart Health The American Heart Association provides resources and tools for your cardiovadcular health.
  • 62. Caregiver Resource Book This Caregiver Resource Book gives a general overview of national medical, governmental and rehabilitation assistance. This overview can guide you to find your own local resources.
  • 63. Commit to be Fit Find out about the importance of physical activity in reducing heart disease risk, and how to begin or maintain an activity program. This booklet offers plenty of ideas on starting a physical activity program that will be both healthful and enjoyable.
  • 64. Understanding Stroke (Spanish/English) 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.
  • 65. Quit Smoking for Good This brochure provides helpful hints on how to stop smoking and maintain a nonsmoking lifestyle. It also includes a quit-smoking plan, discusses coping skills and offers tips on avoiding weight gain.
  • 66. For Your Children: Safeguard your children from heart disease and stroke High blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, physical inactivity and smoking have always been "adult" topics. But many children have the same risk factors as their parents. This brochure will help parents understand that childhood behaviors lead to adult behaviors. It will support efforts to curb the risk in children.
  • 67. Understanding Stroke: Our guide to explaining stroke and how to reduce your risk 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.
  • 68. Your Guide to Lowering Your Cholesterol with TLC This booklet helps patients lower their cholesterol by making therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC). It provides practical advice on adopting the three elements of TLC: a heart-healthy diet low in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol, physical activity, and weight control.
  • 69. Easy Food Tips for Heart-Healthy Eating This brochure shows practical ways to get cholesterol and fat out of your diet. It recommends healthy foods, tells how to read nutrition labels, and gives daily fat intake guidelines.
  • 70. Living with Heart Failure (Spanish/English) This brochure explains the causes and symptoms of congestive heart failure and looks at treatments including diuretics, vasodilators, digitalis, sodium and potassium control, and surgery. It reassures readers that medicine and lifestyle changes can make a full, active life possible.
  • 71. Managing Your Medicines: Our Guide to Effective Medicine Management Contains tips and tools to help readers learn new strategies for medication adherence and adopt and maintain healthy behaviors.
  • 72. Stroke Connection Special Edition: Preventing Stroke in African Americans Primary stroke prevention title raises awareness of this population's increased risk and what they can do about it. Perfect for individuals who have one or more risk factors, this booklet includes risk-assessment tools and lifestyle management content. Excerpts from Stroke Connection Magazine help readers relate to the information in a more personal way.
  • 73. After Your Heart Attack (Spanish) Este folleto contesta muchas de las preguntas de los pacientes que han sufrido un ataque al corazon, explica como ocurren los ataques cardiacos y sus secuelas fisicas.
  • 74. Making Healthy Food and Lifestyle Choices This brochure gives a great overview of how you can make simple changes in your life and diet to improve your health. A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons you have to fight cardiovascular disease. It?s not as hard as you may think! Remember, it is the overall pattern of the choices you make that counts.
  • 75. Congenital Heart Defects and Other Educational Brochures American Heart Association offers these health education packets and brochures with content designed to help you better understand your treatments, successfully manage your condition and reduce your risk.
  • 76. Just Move: Our Guide to Physical Activity Just Move: Our Guide to Physical Activity

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