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Arkansas Heart Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Foundations, Health, Heart & Circulatory System Diseases & Disorders, Philanthropy, Public Health

Mission: Arkansas Heart Foundation exists to impart knowledge, inspire action and motivate Arkansans to make heart health a priority.

Results: This year alone we are on track to provide 35 Screenings, over 40 Community CPR/AED Classes, 11 Diabetes Boot Camps, Host 12 Mended Hearts Meetings across Arkansas, and launch a Walk with a Doc program, Beat the Pack Smoking Cessation program and a MegaHeart Interactive Educational Program. We are the "HEARTBEAT of ARKANSAS" and invite you to join us in the fight against heart disease to make a difference in our state, one heartbeat at a time!

Target demographics: educate, inspire and motivate Arkansans on the number one killler in the world-Heart disease,

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 3,860 people through heart screenings, 400+ people in Diabetes Boot Camps, Participated in and/or hosted 15 community events and spoke to 27 different groups.

Geographic areas served: local communities throughout Arkansas

Programs: Heart Screenings, Diabetes Management Classes, CPR /AED/First Aid Training Courses/ Certifications, Community Events, Health and Wellness Initiatives, and Educational Forums.

Community Stories

17 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Arkansas Heart Foundation offers a variety of programs from prevention to survivorship--heart screenings, patient education, a conference for providers, and a support group for heart disease survivors. They offer their programs throughout Arkansas, rather than just in our larger cities, which I appreciate. The staff is tremendously kind and knowledgeable. I appreciate Arkansas Heart Foundation's work in creating a healthier Arkansas.

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ARHeartFoundation Thank you so much for the kind words. Being a relatively new nonprofit we are working really hard at getting the word out regarding who we are and what we do. We feel we are Arkansas' own nonprofit and try to represent that through our day to day commitments and attitudes.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Coordinating patient care with the Arkansas Heart Foundation has been nothing but exceptional. Over the last 5 years I have sent many patients to the Diabetes Bootcamp and have received excellent feedback. I have also attended the Bootcamp on several occasions and am always impressed with the knowledge and presentation of information provided.

jhreves

Donor

Rating: 5

The Arkansas Heart Foundation is a superb organization. From hosting our local Mended Hearts Chapter (national peer support non-profit) to all the free education classes, this wonderful organization truly cares about the heart health of all of Arkansans.
Please consider your support - either financial or as a volunteer. My own heart and my immediate family's are thankful for the Arkansas Heart Foundation!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you to the Arkansas Heart Foundation and all of your support for Mended Hearts of Little Rock! As a patient, volunteer, and donor, I have experienced all facets of this wonderful non-profit. The staff of the Arkansas Heart Foundation goes above and beyond to support not only me, but our Mended Hearts members, and the entire State by offering heart screenings and heart-health educational events. Your support is invaluable.

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ARHeartFoundation 10/06/2016

Thank you! We love not only hosting Mended Hearts each month but the friendships that have grown out of it! Such an awesome support group for anyone that has had a cardiovascular event and their families/caregivers.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Ink Custom Tees has partnered with the AR Heart Foundation for a few years now and could not have asked for a easier partner to work with. Everyone we work with is very organized and cares about what they do. We look forward to many years of partnership with AR Heart Foundation.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Arkansas Heart Foundation sponsors the Little Rock Mended Heart support group. They have provided a meeting space for our monthly meetings and help with marketing our chapter. With their support our chapter can concentrate on helping patients with heart events and have a support network that helps benefit heart patients.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Partnering with the Arkansas Heart Foundation has been very rewarding in both the professional and community sector. It has been a pleasure and an honor to work with such caring and wonderful people. The staff is very accommodating to help meet the needs of the public. I would highly recommend Arkansas Heart Foundation to any organization that is seeking a relationship with a nonprofit that is willing to meet people where they are.

L. Walker
Little Rock

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Here at DIS (Department of Information Systems) , we have been doing the Cholesterol screenings with the Arkansas Heart Foundation for almost 10 years. And they all do a great job in getting fast results and then they go over all the information you need to understand what you need to know and do to improve your quality of life. The Staff of the Arkansas Heart Foundation go well above and beyond.
Thanks So much.....

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Arkansas Heart Foundation is a wonderful non-profit that provides a great service to the community through various health screenings and educational events. The friendly, knowledgable staff are dedicated to community outreach and keeping Arkansas hearts healthy and strong.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was recently a part of a CPR training class that was instructed by the Arkansas Heart Foundation. The training was outstanding and it was a pleasure working with the staff as they answered my questions.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Arkansas Heart Foundation does a great job with cholesterol screenings. They get your results to you in 10 minutes and go over the numbers with you so you understand what your numbers need to be and how to get them there.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The Arkansas Heart Foundation is extremely involved with the community, and more importantly the underserved communities of Arkansas. Their willingness to travel to communities and people groups, that may otherwise have no access to the health and educational information the Arkansas Heart Foundation so expertly provides, is a great benefit.

From their health assessments and advocating everyone not only knowing what their numbers are but also what their numbers mean. The education that the Heart Foundation provides is easy to understand, easy to remember, and gives tangible lifestyle recommendations that I feel leads to success. To their diabetes workshop that is life changing for diabetics and caregivers alike. The educator goes up and beyond explaining and interacting with those attending the class.

In everything that the Arkansas Heart Foundation does there is one common thread. That commonality is that they care for the communities in Arkansas and they connect with the people they meet on such a level that they are remembered long after their event, screening or workshop leaves town.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Arkansas Heart Foundation is a great community involved, non-profit group that has just recently established itself within the last year or so. I work in the same office building as the ladies that are involved with this program, all of whom are very passionate about the community outreach and screenings that they hold throughout the state educating many Arkansans about heart disease. This passion needs to be witnessed more often and by many others as it is very important to be aware of our risks and how to prevent cardiovascular disease. I gladly support their efforts in educating our neighbors throughout the state and know that what they do will continue to positively effect the health of Arkansans!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization focuses its efforts to the treatment and prevention of heart disease in Arkansas.
The staff dedicated to this focus are highly professional and dedicated.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Arkansas Heart Foundation has been an excellent resource/partner with the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) in the past year. The Diabetes Boot Camps scheduled throughout the state have touched the lives of many people and has allowed AFMC to further educate individuals in a six (6) week free DSME workshop. Thank you Arkansas Heart Foundation for serving people with diabetes and providing the resources needed to improve diabetes care and self-management.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been honored to work with the Heart Hospital for 10 years or more. They have provided screenings for our employees (cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure), as well as presenting at our employee Lunch and Learns about a variety of heart health topics. I know I can always count on the Heart Hospital to provide a wealth of information for our employees. Your staff is amazing.
Thank you to the Heart Hospital for your involvement in our community and your giving back attitude.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Arkansas Heart Foundation is a great group to work with. They came out to one of our Employee Health Fairs and provided health screenings such as blood pressure and blood sugar test. I believe they may have done a BMI test too. They provide you with your results and advise you on making healthier lifestyle changes and to follow up with your primary doctor. All they want is to make sure you are keeping yourself and your heart healthy!

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ARHeartFoundation 10/06/2016

Thank you! We so enjoy working with the City of Sherwood. Always a FUN event- and we have the opportunity to educate on heart health which is our mission. One heartbeat at a time!