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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. 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
  • 3. Public Funding for Prevention Public Funding for Prevention
  • 4. Utah volunteer helps Latinos take charge of their health Utah volunteer, Brenelly Flores, helps Latinos take charge of their health
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. Risks for Heart Valve Problems Learn who is at risk of having heart valve problems, or valvular heart disease.
  • 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. 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.
  • 9. Health Equity in the Northeast Health Equity for the American Heart Association Founders Affiliate.
  • 10. 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.


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%