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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.


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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%