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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. 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.
  • 12. 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.
  • 13. 2013 Go Red For Women Fashion Show 2013 Go Red For Women Fashion Show Pittsburgh PA
  • 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. 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...
  • 25. 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!
  • 26. 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.
  • 27. 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.
  • 28. 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.
  • 29. Sylvia Hernandez leads clean air fight in Idaho One dedicated volunteer is Sylvia Hernandez, a manager at The Chalk Horse in Pocatello who has worked to convert the popular bar into a smoke free environment -- safe for employees and patrons. It was one of the first bars in the area to go smoke free.
  • 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.
  • 31. 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.
  • 32. Judy Coffey, R.N.-- What the American Heart Association means to me My life-long commitment to supporting the mission and vision of the American Heart Association (AHA) stems from both personal and professional reasons. Professionally, I have worked in health care for more than three decades and I have seen first-hand the effect the AHA has had in reducing the incidence of heart attack and stroke. Personally, I have survived the loss of a daughter who was born with three different heart defects.
  • 33. Dr. Robb MacLellan leads UW cardiovascular research team American Heart Association (AHA) research volunteer Robb A. MacLellan, M.D., is pioneering the next generation in cardiovascular regenerative medicine. He pursues new therapies for damaged hearts at the University of Washington (UW) where he is Professor of Medicine, Head of the Division of Cardiology and the Robert A. Bruce Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research.
  • 34. 2013 National Eating Healthy Day The American Heart Association and Premera Blue Cross invite you to celebrate National Eating Healthy Day 2013. The official day is November 6, but you can plan your event that day or any day.
  • 35. Family history inspires Heart Walk dedication Azziem Hassan Underwood?s commitment to the American Heart Association took on added meaning this summer. As he was gearing up for a second year as a Team Captain for the Puget Sound Heart and Stroke Walk, his identical twin brother Azzad suffered a massive heart attack.
  • 36. 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.
  • 37. Youth advocate Gladdys Arboleda making an impact in Hawaii Hawaii high school senior Gladdys Arboleda is an energetic advocate for the American Heart Association (AHA). She joined our You?re The Cure network as part of her high school senior project which focuses on the role that sugar-sweetened beverages play in Hawaii?s obesity epidemic. Approximately one in three students entering kindergarten in Hawaii is already overweight or obese, and 56 percent of adults in the state are overweight or obese.
  • 38. Researchers and donors connect at local receptions A series of Research Receptions is providing researchers the opportunity to share their work with donors whose generous gifts are advancing our mission. Five receptions have been held to date with attendees gaining insights into cardiovascular science and meeting face-to-face with researchers funded by the American Heart Association. The Southern Arizona Research Reception in Tucson was highlighted by a check presentation representing the $1.5 million dollars in research funded by the American Heart Association over the past few years at the University of Arizona. Local board member Robert Poston, M.D., was instrumental in planning the event.
  • 39. Ted Stream inspires Inland Empire Heart and Stroke Walk This has been a landmark year for the Inland Empire Heart & Stroke Walk in Ontario, CA. Chairman Ted Stream notes, ?In one day we were able to provide 5,000 people with free blood pressure screenings, echocardiograms, consultations with personal trainers and so much more. When you go to the Heart & Stroke Walk, you walk away with the tools and resources that you need to live a long, heart-healthy life ? and you have fun doing it.?
  • 40. The American Heart Association's Fit-Friendly Worksites Program Requirements The American Heart Association explains the unique requirements of the Fit-Friendly Worksites program and determine where your organization fits in or what you would like to achieve in the future at your worksite.
  • 41. National Walking Day - Individuals and Community Organizations Individuals can sign up for the American Heart Association's National Walking Day using this form.
  • 42. AHA Central Coast Recognizes Union Bank as the 2013 Top National Heart Walk Team The American Heart Association?s (AHA) longtime supporter, Union Bank, N.A, has been named the 2013 Top National Heart Walk Team, making it the third time the bank has earned this distinction. Union Bank was also the Top National Heart Walk Team in 2012 and 2010. Bank employees, family, friends and customers collectively raised more than $580,000 during the 2013 Heart Walk campaign.
  • 43. Sign Up to Get Started with Your Club The American Heart Association is recognizing employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees? health.
  • 44. Get Employees Moving The American Heart Association offers this general Information and registration links for National Walking Day, April 2, 2014.
  • 45. AHA Los Angeles Recognizes Union Bank as the 2013 Top National Heart Walk Team The American Heart Association?s (AHA) longtime supporter, Union Bank, N.A, has been named the 2013 Top National Heart Walk Team, making it the third time the bank has earned this distinction. Union Bank was also the Top National Heart Walk Team in 2012 and 2010. Bank employees, family, friends and customers collectively raised more than $580,000 during the 2013 Heart Walk campaign.
  • 46. The American Heart Association's Worksite Wellness Kit The American Heart Association?s Worksite Wellness Kit encourages companies to give employees an excuse to get away from their desks.
  • 47. AHA Ventura Recognizes Union Bank as the 2013 Top National Heart Walk Team The American Heart Association?s (AHA) longtime supporter, Union Bank, N.A, has been named the 2013 Top National Heart Walk Team, making it the third time the bank has earned this distinction. Union Bank was also the Top National Heart Walk Team in 2012 and 2010. Bank employees, family, friends and customers collectively raised more than $580,000 during the 2013 Heart Walk campaign.
  • 48. National Walking Day Find any opportunity you can today to walk with the American Heart Association! Visit our website to register and get a free toolkit for National Walking Day, April 2, 2014.
  • 49. AHA Orange County Recognizes Union Bank as the 2013 Top National Heart Walk Team The American Heart Association?s (AHA) longtime supporter, Union Bank, N.A, has been named the 2013 Top National Heart Walk Team, making it the third time the bank has earned this distinction. Union Bank was also the Top National Heart Walk Team in 2012 and 2010. Bank employees, family, friends and customers collectively raised more than $580,000 during the 2013 Heart Walk campaign.
  • 50. American Heart Association Recognizes Union Bank as 2013 Top Heart Walk Team The American Heart Association?s (AHA) longtime supporter, Union Bank, N.A, has been named the 2013 Top Heart Walk Fundraising Team in the country, making it the third time the bank has earned this distinction. Union Bank was also the No. 1 fundraising team in 2012 and 2010. Bank employees, family, friends and customers collectively raised more than $580,000 during the 2013 Heart Walk campaign.


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%