American Heart Association


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General Information
Description of AgencyAssists individuals with <ul><li>Education about healthy

living through nutrition and physical activity, weight management, stress management, smoking cessation</li><li>Information about heart-related physical conditions such as arrhythmia, cholesterol, congenital heart defects, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, high blood pressure, stroke</li><li>Information about research in the field</li><li>Information for caregivers</li><li>CPR and ECC training</li></ul>

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular disease and stroke. Providing credible heart disease and stroke information for effective prevention and treatment.
MissionTo build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and strokes.
HistoryA pioneering group of physicians and social workers formed the first Association for the Prevention and Relief of Heart Disease in New York City in 1915. They were concerned about the lack of heart disease information. At that time, heart disease patients were considered doomed, limited to complete bed rest. So these physicians conducted studies in NYC and Boston to find out whether heart disease patients could safely return to work. Similar groups in Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago evolved into heart associations in the 1920's. Interest spread widely in other cities across the US and Canada. Recognizing the need for a national organization to share research findings and promote further study, 6 cardiologists representing several groups founded the American Heart Association in 1924. The founding members were Drs. Lewis A. Conner and Robert H. Halsey of New York; Paul D. White of Boston; Joseph Sailer of Philadelphia; Robert B. Preble of Chicago; and Hugh D. McCulloch of St. Louis. The American Heart Association made its public debt in late 1948 during a network radio contest, "The Walking Man," on the "Truth or Consequences" program hosted by Ralph Edwards. Millions of Americans sent contributions to the AHA along with guesses on the walking man's identity. The effort netted $1.75 million before Jack Benny was identified as the "Walking Man."
Geographic AreaAdams County, Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Beaver County, Bedford County, Berks County, Blair County, Bradford County, Bucks County, Butler County, Cambria County, Cameron County, Carbon County, Centre County, Chester County, Clarion County, Clearfield County, Clinton County, Columbia County, Crawford County, Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Delaware County, Elk County, Erie County, Fayette County, Forest County, Franklin County, Fulton County, Greene County, Huntingdon County, Indiana County, Jefferson County, Juniata County, Lackawanna County, Lancaster County, Lawrence County, Lebanon County, Lehigh County, Luzerne County, Lycoming County, McKean County, Mercer County, Mifflin County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Montour County, Northampton County, Northumberland County, Perry County, Philadelphia County, Pike County, Potter County, Schuylkill County, Snyder County, Somerset County, Sullivan County, Susquehanna County, Tioga County, Union County, Venango County, Warren County, Washington County, Wayne County, Westmoreland County, Wyoming County, York County
TerritoryUnited States
 
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 17272 Greenville Avenue
Physical Site City, State, ZipDallas, Texas 75231
Main Phone800-242-8721
Emailwww.americanheart.org
Web Addresswww.heart.org/HEARTORG/
 
Affiliated Programs and Services
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