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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. What Are Whole Grains and Why Should You Eat Them? The American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart program explains the heart-health benefits of whole grains and why we should eat them.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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
  • 5. Public Funding for Prevention Public Funding for Prevention
  • 6. Utah volunteer helps Latinos take charge of their health Utah volunteer, Brenelly Flores, helps Latinos take charge of their health
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. Health Equity in the Northeast Health Equity for the American Heart Association Founders Affiliate.
  • 9. Tips for Eating Breakfast Heart-healthy dining out tips for eating breakfast from The American Heart Association.
  • 10. Problem: Pulmonary Valve Regurgitation Pulmonary regurgitation (PR, also called pulmonic regurgitation) is a leaky pulmonary valve. Learn about its symptoms and causes.
  • 11. 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.?
  • 12. 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.
  • 13. Problem: Tricuspid Valve Stenosis Tricuspid stenosis is a narrowing of the tricuspid valve opening. Learn how it affects your heart valves.
  • 14. 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.
  • 15. 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.
  • 16. 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
  • 17. Access to Medicaid and Medicare Access to Medicare and Medicaid Federal Issues page
  • 18. 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.
  • 19. Top 10 Cooking Tips The American Heart Association offers these top 10 healthy cooking tips.
  • 20. 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.
  • 21. 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.
  • 22. Fit-Friendly Worksites Forum Join the American Heart Association to gain fresh ideas and perspectives on improving health and wellness in your organization.
  • 23. 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.
  • 24. Sesame Street characters teach heart-healthy lessons to preschoolers original article page for simple science
  • 25. 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.
  • 26. Delicious Decisions: Sweet and Crunchy Trail Mix Sweet and Crunchy Trail Mix, American Heart Association Healthy Family Meals.
  • 27. Delicious Decisions: Shrimp Tacos Shrimp Tacos, American Heart Association Healthy Family Meals.
  • 28. Delicious Decisions: Chicken Tortilla Soup Chicken Tortilla Soup, American Heart Association Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook
  • 29. Cardiovascular Conditions of Childhood What are the cardiovascular conditions that affect children? What heart conditions affect kids? The American Heart Association explains the various cardiovascular conditions that affect children.
  • 30. 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.


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%