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  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 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. Public Funding for Prevention Public Funding for Prevention
  • 5. Utah volunteer helps Latinos take charge of their health Utah volunteer, Brenelly Flores, helps Latinos take charge of their health
  • 6. Cookbooks Our cookbooks and health guides are the perfect resource to read about healthy living.
  • 7. Healthy Workplace Food and Beverage Toolkit The American Heart Association offers this Healthy Workplace Food and Beverage Toolkit.
  • 8. Las Vegas chef proves healthy foods taste good Go Red Por Tu Corazón continues to create excitement in Las Vegas celebrating the energy, passion and power of Latinas working together to wipe out heart disease. Local volunteers include Chef Leticia Gardea who was a featured speaker at the second annual Go Red Por Tu Corazón luncheon highlighting American Heart Month on Feb. 23.
  • 9. Health Equity in the Northeast Health Equity for the American Heart Association Founders Affiliate.
  • 10. Tips for Eating Breakfast Heart-healthy dining out tips for eating breakfast from The American Heart Association.
  • 11. Delicious Decisions: Cookbooks and Recipes from American Heart Association Cookbooks from Healthy Slow Cooker to Quick & Easy: all filled with delicious healthy recipes from the American Heart Association.
  • 12. Problem: Pulmonary Valve Regurgitation Pulmonary regurgitation (PR, also called pulmonic regurgitation) is a leaky pulmonary valve. Learn about its symptoms and causes.
  • 13. 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.?
  • 14. 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.
  • 15. Problem: Tricuspid Valve Stenosis Tricuspid stenosis is a narrowing of the tricuspid valve opening. Learn how it affects your heart valves.
  • 16. 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.
  • 17. 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.
  • 18. 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
  • 19. Access to Medicaid and Medicare Access to Medicare and Medicaid Federal Issues page
  • 20. Getting a Second Medical Opinion The American Heart Association offers this advice about getting second opinions on medical advice on important medical decisions without fear of offending your healthcare provider.
  • 21. 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.
  • 22. Promatoras fight hypertension in Latino communities promatoras help fight heart disease
  • 23. Health Care Reform and You Health Care Reform and You: how the new health reform laws will affect you
  • 24. Top 10 Cooking Tips The American Heart Association offers these top 10 healthy cooking tips.
  • 25. 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.
  • 26. Educator The American Heart Association offers programs for the classroom and for the gym to get help kids healthy and performing better in school.
  • 27. 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.
  • 28. Fit-Friendly Worksites Forum Join the American Heart Association to gain fresh ideas and perspectives on improving health and wellness in your organization.
  • 29. Simple Cooking with Heart Main Dishes Simple Cooking with Heart Main Dishes
  • 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.


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%