American Heart Association, Inc.

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More than 800,000 people die from these diseases each year, and more than 82.5 million are living with heart disease or the effects of stroke. The direct and indirect costs of these diseases are forecast to top $1 trillion by 2030.

The American Heart Association can serve our mission only because of the generosity of our donors. We serve all Americans, with a focus on under served communities and groups with specific needs. We are devoted to helping women understand that heart disease is their No. 1 killer, spreading awareness and providing resources to empower them. And we are committed to stopping the childhood obesity crisis that threatens our nation's future.

Using a science-based, strategic approach to serving these audiences and fighting these diseases, we set interim goals to improve the nation's heart health through a carefully constructed Strategic Plan. We are currently working to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent by the year 2020, while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent. Reaching our 2020 Impact Goal requires a diverse and far-reaching approach that includes: Funding lifesaving scientific research programs to help people get healthier at home, at school and at work awareness campaigns to help people understand the risks of heart disease and stroke and actions they can take CPR, first aid and other training for the public, medical professionals and scientists hospital quality programs to ensure every patient gets the best care every time advocacy efforts pursuing healthier public policies at the national, state and local levels.

Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

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American Heart Association, Inc.
American Heart Association, Inc.
7272 Greenville AveDallas, 75231