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Since 1924, we have been a part of the community, working in local schools, hospitals, community centers and city hall to provide critical research dollars and educational and outreach programs.
•The AHA is the largest non-governmental funder of cardiovascular research in the country
•Over $3.1 billion invested on research since 1949
2020 Impact Goal
Great strides have been made in the reduction of overall deaths from cardiovascular diseases, although many risk factors are on the rise. To continue the fight, the American Heart Association has set a new Health Impact Goal for 2020: By 2020, to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20%.
Facts about Heart Disease and Stoke
•Heart Disease claims over 1 million lives a year, more than the next 4 causes of death combined
•Over 80 million Americans have cardiovascular disease
•While Stroke is the No. 3 leading cause of death, it leads as our Nation’s No. 1 disabler
Reaching at-risk populations
•AHA offers programs that reach diverse groups in our community who are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke. We help people make lifestyle changes to live longer, stronger lives through Search Your Heart & Conozca Su Corazon Community Programming
•AHA has also launched Power to End Stroke, a national awareness campaign that increases understanding of stroke risk factors among African-Americans, who are the most vulnerable to this deadly disease.
Promoting Physical Activity
Start! calls on individuals to create a culture of physical activity and health in order to live longer, healthier lives. The Start! movement motivates more than 1 million walkers to participate in more than 450 Heart Walk events annually.
Strengthening Emergency Cardiovascular Care
•75-80 percent of sudden cardiac arrests happen in the home
•As the gold standard for CPR and AED Guidelines, the AHA is committed to increase bystander training.
Fighting Heart Disease in Women
•On average, more than 70 women die from heart attack and stroke in Texas each day
•Our award-winning Go Red For Women campaign helps women make lifestyle
changes to live longer, stronger lives
Saving the Lives of Future Generations
•In our nation, more than 12 million kids are overweight, and at risk for being the first generation of young people in American history to live shorter lives than their parents.
•The Alliance for a Healthier Generation partnership is dedicated to tackling this
Childhood Obesity epidemic.
•Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart are two of AHA’s longest standing programs, providing millions of dollars for research and educational outreach.
Supporting Legislative and Policy Efforts
AHA advocates for public policies that promote heart health with the assistance of our “You’re the Cure” network, our ever-expanding cadre of volunteer advocates. Policies we fight for include:
•Reducing tobacco use and exposure
•Requiring recommended levels of physical education and healthy food options in schools
•Establishing coordinated systems of care for stroke patients
Improving the Quality of Healthcare
Get With The Guidelines is the AHA’s nationally-recognized hospital-based quality program, designed to continuously improve care for patients suffering from cardiovascular disease and stroke.
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke."
#CorpusGoRed The American Heart Association is asking the women –and men-- of Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend to participate in the annual National Wear Red...