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  • 1. Public Funding for Prevention Public Funding for Prevention
  • 2. Problem: Heart Valve Stenosis Stenosis is the term for a heart valve that doesn?t open properly. Learn about the different types of stenosis or stenotic valves.
  • 3. Risks for Heart Valve Problems Learn who is at risk of having heart valve problems, or valvular heart disease.
  • 4. Getting an Accurate Heart Valve Diagnosis In order to decide the best treatment for your heart valve condition, you?ll need a careful evaluation. An accurate diagnosis helps you and your treatment team determine the risks and benefits of your treatment options.
  • 5. Health Equity in the Northeast Health Equity for the American Heart Association Founders Affiliate.
  • 6. When A Heart Murmur Signals Valve Disease Problematic heart murmurs are most often related to defective heart valves. Learn more about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 7. Testing for Heart Valve Problems To fully understand your heart valve problem, your medical team may want to perform a series of tests to provide a complete picture of what needs repair and what may be best left alone. Learn about the various tests you may undergo.
  • 8. Medications for Heart Valve Symptoms Most valve conditions cannot be treated with medication alone. Sometimes the problem is not severe enough to require surgical repair, but it is bothersome enough to cause symptoms or risks. In cases like these, a condition might be effectively managed for a while with medication.
  • 9. Tips for Eating Breakfast Heart-healthy dining out tips for eating breakfast from The American Heart Association.
  • 10. Paula Battle walks her way to better health Paula Battle walked her way to better health four years ago and is dedicated to helping others do the same. ?Walk, Walk, Walk,? she tells everybody. ?If you can move, you can walk and be fit.?
  • 11. Conozca Su Corazón Heart disease and stroke in Utah remain the leading causes of death for both men and women?including Hispanics. Hispanics accounted for 13% of the population in 2010 with a 78% increase in population from 2000. This population is at increased risk for heart disease and stroke due to unhealthy lifestyle habits: 66% are obese or overweight, 67% are not physically active, 25% report high blood pressure, 10% have diabetes, and 13% of Utah Latinos self-report poor health. The majority of risk factors for heart disease are higher in Hispanics as compared to the Utah state average.
  • 12. Doctor Appointments: Questions to Ask Your Doctor The American Heart Association explains that one of the most important relationships you?ll ever have is the one you?ll develop with your doctor. Learn why.
  • 13. Why is Getting Active So Important? Physical activity is proven to improve both mental and physical health. The American Heart Association gives information about importance of physical activity
  • 14. What Are My Risks For Getting Heart Disease Infographic The American Heart Association asks three simple questions to help you understand and determine your risk of heart disease.
  • 15. Access to Medicaid and Medicare Access to Medicare and Medicaid Federal Issues page
  • 16. Hospice Care The American Heart Association explains hospice care how it helps patients and their families navigate the complex issues associated with a prolonged illness, including medical care, financial concerns and living arrangements.
  • 17. Heart Valve Terms and Related Conditions As you prepare for heart valve testing for a complete diagnosis, here are some terms and related conditions you may find helpful
  • 18. Health Equity: Eliminating Bias by Age, Ethnicity, Gender and More The American Heart Association explains health disparities and our efforts to bring health equity to socially or economically disadvantaged communities across the United States.
  • 19. You and Your Healthcare Team The American Heart Association explains that you can improve the care you receive by talking with your healthcare team about your concerns, asking questions and getting the facts.
  • 20. Fit-Friendly Worksites Forum Join the American Heart Association to gain fresh ideas and perspectives on improving health and wellness in your organization.
  • 21. 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.
  • 22. Sesame Street characters teach heart-healthy lessons to preschoolers original article page for simple science
  • 23. Chef Phillip Dell shares cooking insights Sharing the amazing possibilities for a healthy, tasty diet with those who want to eat better is Chef Phillip Dell?s goal in life. He is an award winning chef who has won top honors at the American Heart Association?s Flavors of the Heart food festival in Las Vegas, NV. He is also a competitive natural bodybuilder and three-time world champion power lifter who shifted to a healthier lifestyle by losing 92 pounds and keeping it off for years.
  • 24. Healthy Workplace Food and Beverage Toolkit The American Heart Association offers this Healthy Workplace Food and Beverage Toolkit.
  • 25. Health Equity Summit Summit provides an opportunity for organizations and community leaders to join together and discuss and develop strategies to help eliminate health disparities.
  • 26. Problem: Tricuspid Valve Stenosis Tricuspid stenosis is a narrowing of the tricuspid valve opening. Learn how it affects your heart valves.
  • 27. Problem: Pulmonary Valve Stenosis Pulmonary stenosis is a restriction of blood flowing through the valve from the heart to the lungs. Learn about treatment and ongoing care of this condition.
  • 28. Healthy Foods Under $1 Per Serving The American Heart Association gives these healthy foods under $1.
  • 29. Test your nutrition knowledge! The American Heart Association offers some nutrition flash card fun for kids to learn more about the food they eat.
  • 30. Healthy Post-Play Snacks The American Heart Association offers some great ideas for healthy post-play snacks.
  • 31. Promatoras promote blood pressure control Western States Affiliate Health Equity volunteers have trained a new wave of health mentors in recent weeks who are working to improve heart health in their communities. Known as Promatoras, they help their families and friends control high blood pressure and reduce risk for diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
  • 32. Kids less fit today than those in 1970s original article page for simple science
  • 33. External Health Care Reform Resources Resources for Health Care Reform
  • 34. Dental Health and Heart Health The American Heart Association answers the question Do healthy gums mean a healthy heart?
  • 35. Problem: Pulmonary Valve Regurgitation Pulmonary regurgitation (PR, also called pulmonic regurgitation) is a leaky pulmonary valve. Learn about its symptoms and causes.
  • 36. Single-Parent and Working-Parent Heart Health The American Heart Association explains how single parents and working parents can find time for heart health and health eating.
  • 37. Happy, Healthy Eating for Kids The American Heart Association offers these tips on how to make sure your kids are getting enough of the foods their body needs to do its job well.
  • 38. My Family Health Tree The American Heart Association offers this easy worksheet to help you learn your family health history of heart disease and stroke.
  • 39. INAP: The Mark Bieber Award This award honors the memory of Dr. Mark Bieber, one of the founding members of the AHA Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel, for his significant contributions to the field of nutritional science. The award is designed to recognize an early career investigator for outstanding nutrition-related research. Learn more.
  • 40. 5 Ways that Play can Change your Day The American Heart Association explains five fun ways that play can change your child's day.
  • 41. Top 10 Tips for Dealing With a Picky Eater The American Heart Association offers these top 10 tips for dealing with a picky eater.
  • 42. Webinar: Cultural Competency - A Road Map to Advancing Health Equity This web conference is designed to provide medical professionals working with patients in the hospital and clinic-based environment with strategies that promote the delivery of inclusive and culturally competent health care.
  • 43. What Can Your Kids Cook Up? Healthy Habits Start at Home The American Heart Association offers these great tips in how to make a healthy home for you and your family.
  • 44. Play With Your Food - Just Keep It Healthy - Healthy Habits Start at Home The American Heart Association offers these great tips in how to make a healthy home for you and your family.
  • 45. Heart Valve Diagnosis Criteria As you prepare for heart valve testing for a complete diagnosis, there are several criteria used to determine your particular needs.
  • 46. Greater Boston Health Equity Local Programs Local programs in greater Boston around Health Equity.
  • 47. Health Equity Volunteer Leadership Our volunteers and our partners are at the heart and soul of our mission. The American Heart Association strives to be a true partner and resource for the communities of Greater Boston.
  • 48. Managing Your Medicines: Our Guide to Effective Medicine Management (Brochure) Contains tips and tools to help readers learn new strategies for medication adherence and adopt and maintain healthy behaviors.
  • 49. Work with Your Health Care Team The American Heart Association explains the importance of working with your healthcare team to learn your family history of diabetes, adhere to your treatment plan and be honest about it, monitoring your health numbers and seeing your healthcare provider regularly.
  • 50. Understanding Heart Valve Problems and Causes Many heart valve problems can be identified by the presence of a murmur. This can indicate valve problems such as stenosis, regurgitation, prolapse and atresia.
  • 51. Fairfield County Heart Walk Get information about the American Heart Association's 2015 Fairfield County Heart Walk.
  • 52. Problem: Aortic Valve Regurgitation Aortic regurgitation describes the leakage of the aortic valve each time the left ventricle relaxes. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 53. Eat More Fruits and Vegetables The American Heart Association explains Goal 1 of the 5 Goals to Eating Healthy is to eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • 54. Average American has at least 4 of 7 major heart-health risk factors original article page for simple science
  • 55. Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition The American Heart Association is recognizing employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees? health.
  • 56. Greater Boston Health Equity Great Boston Health Equity program and priorities.
  • 57. Resources to get you moving The American Heart Association offers these resources to help get you moving.
  • 58. Heart-Healthy Holiday Gifts The American Heart Association offers these small heart-healthy holiday gift ideas.
  • 59. Healthy Snacking The American Heart Association helps you find healthy alternatives to unhealthy snacks. Try these!
  • 60. How to Have a Heart-Healthy Halloween The American Heart Association offers these heart-healthy Halloween tips.
  • 61. Cereales fantásticos: ¡haga que sean integrales! Great whole grain foods to add to a heart healthy diet
  • 62. SWA Health Fair Kits Are you having a health fair? Due to limited resources, we are unable to send a representative to your event and cannot provide printed materials. We value your interest in and support of the American Heart Association, and have materials available for purchase and/or download and distribution at your event.
  • 63. Fitness Basics Let the American Heart Association help you make fitness a part of your daily routine to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.
  • 64. Symptoms, Diagnosis & Monitoring of High Cholesterol Three simple steps: get tested, make a plan and follow your doctor's recommendations to manage your cholesterol.
  • 65. "Innocent" Heart Murmur Although some heart murmurs do indicate heart valve problems, many heart murmurs are considered to be ?innocent? or harmless. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 66. Commit to be Fit Brochure 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.
  • 67. Symptoms of Heart Valve Problems Most valve conditions cannot be treated with medication alone. Sometimes the problem is not severe enough to require surgical repair, but it is bothersome enough to cause symptoms or risks. In cases like these, a condition might be effectively managed for a while with medication.
  • 68. Staying Motivated For Fitness Staying motivated to get 30 minutes of physical activity a day can be hard. The American Heart Association offers these tips to keep you going.
  • 69. Heart-Healthy Recipes Brochure Recipes for a Heart Healthy Diet from the American Heart Association
  • 70. Smokefree Idaho Everyone has the right to breathe clean air. There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke and studies show that nonsmokers exposed to high levels of tobacco smoke on the job double their risk of getting lung cancer. There is overwhelming scientific evidence that secondhand tobacco smoke is directly linked to heart disease, the number one killer of both men and women. A person shouldn?t be forced to choose between their job and their health. We need your stories and support as we work in communities across our state to ensure the health of all workers. If you are willing to share your feelings on the issue please share them below.
  • 71. Fight Stress with Healthy Habits The American Heart Association helps you develop healthy habits to fight the effects of stress.
  • 72. Tips to Keep in Mind for Physical Activity Doctors say kids your age should be physically active for at least 60 minutes a day. The American Heart Association has these tips to keep in mind whole being physically active.
  • 73. Health Literacy | Understanding What Your Doctor Is Saying The American Heart Association helps you learn what to do if you don't understand what you healthcare provider is telling you.
  • 74. No Wealth Without Your Health is expo series theme No Wealth Without Your Health? is the message echoing in a Health and Wellness Expo series presented by MUFG Union Bank, N.A., and the Western States Affiliate. These events provide heart health education along with information and tips to help improve one?s financial fitness.
  • 75. Cómo preparar un almuerzo saludable para llevar a la escuela How to make a healthy school lunch
  • 76. Life's Simple 7 for Kids The American Heart Association offers these great tips on keeping your kids heart healthy with Life's Simple 7.
  • 77. Healthier Preparation Methods for Cooking The American Heart Association offers these healthier preparation methods for cooking your favorite foods.
  • 78. Life's Simple 7 Brochure (Spanish) A concise yet thorough explanation of the American Heart Association's seven steps for achieving ideal cardiovascular health. Encourages the reader to take the My Life Check® assessment and create an action plan for a healthier life.
  • 79. Walking for a Healthy Heart Brochure 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.
  • 80. Common Herbs and Spices: How to Use Them Deliciously Forget the salt! The American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart Program explains some of the common spices and how to use them deliciously in your cooking.
  • 81. About Sodium (Salt) The American Heart Association explains how excess sodium in the diet can lead to high blood pressure and how the average American diet gets almost twice as much sodium daily as recommended.
  • 82. Holiday Stress? Try Our Top 5 Tips for a Heart-Healthy Holiday Season The American Heart Association recommends that you fight holiday stress by staying heart-healthy with these tips.
  • 83. Answers by Heart Fact Sheets: Lifestyle and Risk Reduction The American Heart Association offers these Answers By Heart patient information sheets answer important questions about quitting smoking, improving your diet, increasing physical activity, and controlling cholesterol and high blood pressure.
  • 84. Physical Activity Getting as little as 30 minutes of physical activity a day can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The American Heart Association's physical activity website offers recommendations on how to reduce your risk of heart disease and better your heart health.
  • 85. American Heart Association Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel (INAP) Learn more about the American Heart Association?s Industry Nutrition Advisory Panel (INAP).
  • 86. Know Your Health Numbers The American Heart Association explains the critical health numbers that someone with diabetes should know including blood sugar, blood cholesterol and body weight as well as the tools to track your numbers.
  • 87. Getting Active Getting active is easier than you think! Let the American Heart Association help with these tips!
  • 88. Problem: Mitral Valve Stenosis Mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the mitral valve opening. Learn about its causes and treatments.
  • 89. Heart Valves and Infective Endocarditis Learn about infective endocarditis and how it can affect your heart valves.
  • 90. Walking Getting as little as 30 minutes of physical activity a day can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The American Heart Association's physical activity website offers recommendations on how to reduce your risk of heart disease and better your heart health.
  • 91. Options for Heart Valve Repair The goal of heart valve surgery is to cure the problem or lengthen life by restoring the function of your heart valves. Learn about valve repair vs replacement.
  • 92. Living A Heart-Healthy Senior Life Find a senior health guide, exercise infographic and more dedicated to helping seniors live a heart-healthy life.
  • 93. Problem: Mitral Valve Prolapse Mitral Valve Prolapse is condition in which the two valve flaps of the mitral valve do not close evenly. Learn about MVP's symptoms and treatment.
  • 94. Comer sano durante todo el invierno Comer sano durante todo el invierno
  • 95. Fairbanks Go Red For Women Go Red For Women in Fairbanks, Alaska.
  • 96. Problem: Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation Tricuspid regurgitation is leakage of blood backwards through the tricuspid valve each time the right ventricle contracts. Learn about ongoing care of this condition.
  • 97. Help the American Heart Association Retire Heart Disease Request Retirement Funds Your Estate Plan Brochure
  • 98. South Sound Goes Red February 3 is the American Heart Association?s Lobby Day. Join our volunteers as we head to Olympia to help shape health policy in our state. February 6 is National Wear Red Day®. Wear red, raise awareness and inspire others. Download our toolkit now.
  • 99. El ABC de los aceites saludables para cocinar Overview of healthy cooking oils
  • 100. Heart-Healthy Recipes Brochure - Bilingual Edition This brochure provides 22 culturally appropriate recipes presented in English and Spanish.


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
2013-2014 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 21.8%
  • Public Health Education: 36.4%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.2%
  • Community Services: 6.7%
  • Management & General: 8.6%
  • Fundraising: 12.3%