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  • 1. Building a Tobacco-Free Nation National advocacy department web page with general info on AHA's federal and state tobacco control work
  • 2. Public Funding for Prevention Public Funding for Prevention
  • 3. Enlarged Heart The American Heart Association explains that with an enlarged heart your body starts to retain fluid, your lungs get congested with fluid and your heart begins to beat irregularly. Learn more about enlarged heart.
  • 4. Health Policy News Statements & Testimonies Health Policy News Statements & Testimonies
  • 5. WA State Advocacy The American Heart Association / American Stroke Association supports and advocates for public policies that will help improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths by coronary heart disease and stroke by 20 percent by 2020.
  • 6. Meditation and Heart Disease, Stroke The American Heart Association explains that meditation could help you lower your risks of cardiovascular disease.
  • 7. 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.
  • 8. Vaccines and Heart Disease The American Heart Association explains how vaccines can reduce risk of extra stress on heart.
  • 9. The Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia The American Heart Association provides this heart and stroke encyclopedia. Search any term relating to cardiovascular health to learn more.
  • 10. Kawasaki Disease: Complications, Treatment and Prevention Complications, treatment and prevention of Kawasaki Disease in children.
  • 11. Science News Video: Stroke Prevention in the Setting of Atrial Fibrillation Video page for Yancy/Sacco video for AHA/ASA Science News.
  • 12. Can antioxidants in fruits and vegetables protect you and your heart? The American Heart Association explains how the antioxidants in fruits and vegetables are good for the heart.
  • 13. Medication or Lifestyle for Pre-diabetes Learn what is best, medication or lifestyle changes, for people at the pre-diabetes stage.
  • 14. Life's Simple 7 - Get Active The American Heart Association explains that getting active is one of Life's Simple 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and stroke and gives steps you can take to get more physical activity.
  • 15. Prevention and Treatment of PAD The American Heart Association explains that treatment for PAD focuses on reducing symptoms and preventing further progression of the disease. In most cases, lifestyle changes, exercise and claudication medications are enough to slow the progression or even reverse the symptoms of PAD.
  • 16. Four Weeks of Heart-Healthy Tips The American Heart Association offers four weeks of healthy living tips designed for you and the whole family to be heart healthy.
  • 17. Life's Simple 7 | Manage Blood Pressure The American Heart Association explains that managing blood pressure is one of Life's Simple 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and how a few simple changes can help you avoid high blood pressure.
  • 18. Prevention and Treatment for Pre-diabetes Learn ways to lower your blood sugar other than taking medication.
  • 19. Life's Simple 7 | Eat Better The American Heart Association explains that eating better is one of Life's Simple 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and how a few simple changes in your diet can help you avoid such a diagnosis in the first place.
  • 20. Life's Simple 7 | Control Cholesterol The American Heart Association explains that Controlling cholesterol levels is one of Life's Simple 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and how a few simple changes can help you avoid high blood cholesterol.
  • 21. Life's Simple 7 | Losing Weight The American Heart Association explains that losing weight is one of Life's Simply 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and stroke and gives steps you can take to lose extra pounds.
  • 22. Prevention Strategies for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF) How do you prevent atrial fibrillation? The American Heart Association explains the best strategies for preventing afib, how to reduce your risk of complications associated with atrial fibrillation and how to to prevent or reduce your risk for stroke.
  • 23. Life's Simple 7 | Quit Smoking The American Heart Association explains that quitting smoking is one of Life's Simple 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and how a few simple changes can help you quit the habit for good.
  • 24. Life's Simple 7 | Reduce Blood Sugar The American Heart Association explains that reducing blood sugar is one of Life's Simple 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and how a few simple changes can help you avoid type 2 diabetes.
  • 25. Women, Heart Disease and Stroke Brochure Information about the seriousness of heart disease and stroke, related risk factors (including family history, diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure), warning signs, and what to do in an acute event.
  • 26. Balancing Chronic Pain with Heart Health The American Heart Association explains protecting your heart health can seem overwhelming if you also battle chronic pain. Learn these tips on how to balance the two.
  • 27. Getting Heart Healthy One Simple Step at a Time The American Heart Association explains Life's Simple 7 keys to prevention of heart disease and how a few simple changes can help you avoid such a diagnosis in the first place.
  • 28. Holter Monitor Diary While you're being monitored by a Holter monitor, it's important to keep an accurate diary of your activities and symptoms during the test.
  • 29. Cardiac Rehabilitation Angina Log The American Heart Association offers this angina log (or record) to record your angina symptoms helping to show what angina is like for you and how your angina pattern changes over time. The log helps your doctor regulate your medicines and decide on future treatments.
  • 30. Make the Effort to Prevent Heart Disease with Life's Simple 7 The American Heart Association explains Life's Simple 7 keys to prevention of heart disease.
  • 31. Aspirin and Heart Disease The American Heart Association explains the benefits and risks of aspirin therapy to help prevent heart attacks for heart disease patients.
  • 32. Not Getting A Good Night's Sleep? Try These Tips! The American Heart Association explains how important sleep is in maintaining a healthy weight and battling heart disease. Try these tips to get more.
  • 33. Lifestyle Changes The American Heart Association offers these lifestyle changes to prevent heart attack including quitting smoking, good nutrition, reducing cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, being physically active, losing weight, managing diabetes, reducing stress and limiting alcohol.
  • 34. About Heart Attacks What is a heart attack? The American Heart Association explains myocardial infarction, also called heart attack.

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  • 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)
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Diversity Report 2009-2010 (Single Page layout)
Adobe PDF, File Size 10.9 MB