My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for American Heart Association, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, USA
The American Heart Association’s mission is to support research and educational efforts directed toward reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Research is the foundation for identifying interventions that reduce the morbidity and mortality of cardiovascular disease. Emphasis is placed on promoting a healthy life style, by incorporating dietary changes, cholesterol lowering measures, smoking cessation and exercise in the daily routine. The “Get with the Guidelines” initiative is committed to employing national guidelines for the care of cardiovascular disease. “Go Red for Women” directs attention to the importance of risk reduction and early recognition of cardiovascular disease in women. “Mission Lifeline” champions regional cooperation to encourage prompt intervention in the management of acute myocardial infarction.
The success of the Heart Association in achieving its goals is attested to by the decline of 28% in the death rate from cardiovascular disease and a 45% reduction in death rate from stroke over the decade from 1997-2007.
Your support of the American Heart Association is greatly appreciated.
Dr. Mark Thompson