AHA

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The American Heart Association (AHA) is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, the organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. The AHA funds innovative research, fights for stronger public health policies, and provides critical tools and information to save and improve lives. The nationwide organization includes 156 local offices and more than 3,000 employees. The AHA moved its national headquarters from New York to Dallas in 1975 to be more centrally located. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities.

What They Do: To improve the lives of all Americans, AHA provides public health education in a variety of ways. As the nation’s leader in CPR education training. AHA helps people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices.
AHA provides science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. AHA educates lawmakers, policymakers and the public as they advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.