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  • 1. Numbers don't lie ?Numbers don?t lie,? notes one of our Latina volunteers. ?I finally found something that helps my family see that they need to take care of their health.? She is referring to Heart 360, the American Heart Association on-line tool that helps people monitor blood pressure as part of their overall heart health, while also providing helpful advice and information.
  • 2. The Heartbeat of St. Rose The Heartbeat of St. Rose, Volunteer Voice, April 2013, Julie Gebhardt, Pepper Steppers
  • 3. Help your family by cooking at home Preparing home cooked meals helps your family live a healthier lifestyle, which is especially important for Latinos at high risk for heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association makes cooking at home easy with our Simple Cooking With Heart program. Juntos, March 2013
  • 4. Utah volunteer helps Latinos take charge of their health Utah volunteer, Brenelly Flores, helps Latinos take charge of their health
  • 5. Awareness and treatment are top priorities Awareness and treatment are top priorities, Volunteer Voice, April 2013, Susie Fisher
  • 6. Los Angeles volunteer inspires youth Los Angeles volunteer inspires youth. Helping youth develop leadership and wellness traits is a professional passion for Christine J. Oh, Ph.D.
  • 7. Students pump up exercise on YouTube Students pump up exercise on YouTube, Yeba Buena High School, Volunteer Voice, April 2013
  • 8. Union Bank is top Heart Walk team in the nation Our long-time supporter Union Bank was named the No. 1 Heart Walk team in the nation for 2012. Volunteer Voice, April 2013
  • 9. Health Equity programs a top priority The Western States Affiliate is a leader in Health Equity programs, providing handy tools to help those at high risk for heart disease and stroke make healthier lifestyle choices. We work with Latino community groups to reach out in creative ways.
  • 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. Stroke Ambassador Pam Clements dedicated to raising awareness ?God gave me the ability to share the most devastating thing in my life with a smile on my face and laughter in my heart,? says stroke survivor Pam Clements of Sacramento, CA.
  • 12. Cori Fowler spreads AHA message in Uganda ?It is important that these parents and children understand that Hands-Only CPR is a safe and easy procedure,? Cori Fowler explains.
  • 13. Durazo and Anderson are WSA Volunteers of the Year The Western States Affiliate 2012 Volunteers of the Year are Ray Durazo and Jeffrey L. Anderson, M.D., who are honored for distinguished commitment to the mission of the American Heart Association during the year and over time.
  • 14. Young professionals engaging peers in AHA mission A wave of energetic volunteers is evolving among young professionals dedicated to engaging their peers in the American Heart Association?s lifesaving mission. Their efforts have attracted elite participants to recent high-profile events in California and Arizona.
  • 15. Pulse oximetry screening saves precious lives Thanks to our You?re The Cure volunteers and advocates, pulse oximetry screening of newborns has become law in five states in our affiliate -- Alaska, California, Nevada, Oregon and Utah.
  • 16. Near tragedy inspires Jacob Ryan to help others Thanks to quick-thinking bystanders, Father?s Day continues to be a joyous occasion for Jacob Ryan. It could have turned out otherwise. Jacob was just six years old and celebrating at a friend?s birthday party when his dad collapsed. Mike Ryan was hit by sudden cardiac arrest. Two moms at the party reacted instinctively, giving him cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until emergency responders arrived.
  • 17. Santa Barbara Heart Ball supports Healthy Futures series Santa Barbara Heart Ball supports Healthy Futures series
  • 18. My Heart. My Life. The American Heart Association's My Heart. My Life. healthy living initiative helps people understand what it means to be healthy and empowers them to take action. Recent events in Alaska ? the Anchorage Heart Run and Fairbanks Heart Walk ? are among this initiative?s many activities bringing communities together across the Western States Affiliate to advance the fight against heart diseases and stroke.
  • 19. CPR Week builds momentum for lifesaving skills Nearly 17,000 people learned lifesaving skills during National CPR Week, June 1-7, across the Western States Affiliate. Training took place in a variety of ways ? from large scale events we held in conjunction with local agencies to families teaching themselves at home with our handy kits.
  • 20. Las Vegas Lifestyle Change Award Nomination The American Heart Association wants to recognize individuals who have made positive changes to improve their quality of life and health. No change is too small, and every accomplishment is significant! Nominations for the Lifestyle Change Award can be submitted by friends, co-workers or relatives and individuals can nominate themselves. Winners will be chosen by a volunteer committee. Submit your nomination below.
  • 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. Heart Ball 2013 Akron Heart Ball, Akron, 2013
  • 25. 2013 Central Kentucky Go Red For Women Luncheon 2013 Central Kentucky Go Red For Women Luncheon
  • 26. 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...
  • 27. 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!
  • 28. 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.
  • 29. 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.
  • 30. 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.


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