The following organizations are leading the charge heart health and equitable care through research, education and awareness efforts.
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. They're on a mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
A division of the American Heart Association, Go Red for Women aims to dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women. This passionate social initiative is designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.
The American Heart Association has identified seven lifestyle factors that are key to ideal cardiovascular health. My Life Check and Life's Simple 7 can help you create a personalized roadmap for better heart health.
Their mission is to promote the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, in Blacks and other minorities. They also aim for health equity for all through the elimination of cardiovascular care disparities.
The Heart Health Center is part of YourTotalHealth, a service of NBC and iVillage. It provides information on cardiovascular conditions and diet information, tools, quizzes and self tests, and communities that discuss heart health topics.
A national initiative by the Department of Health and Human Services aims to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Their website contains information about heart disease and stroke, and includes resources for improving your heart health.
This nonprofit aims to build a collective voice for a heart-healthy and stroke-free society through collaborative policies and programs. Members include more than 75 U.S. and international organizations representing public, private, health care, advocacy, academic, policy, and community sectors.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides research, training, and education to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood. Their website includes a deep library of information about heart and vascular diseases.
The National Medical Association (NMA) is the collective voice of African American physicians and the leading force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health. Their website includes information about initiatives related to heart disease and Black Americans.
A research and educational organization dedicated to ensuring that high-risk racial and ethnic populations and communities receive optimal health care. Their website includes data and expertise in support of initiatives to eliminate health disparities.
Parent Heart Watch is a national network of parents, families and partners dedicated to reducing Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in youth. Visit their website for HEART (help, education, action and advocacy, resources and telling their story).
The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) is an organization singularly focused on sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Its website provides information and resources to promote the prevention of SCA and support to survivors of SCA.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and partner organizations are sponsoring a national campaign called The Heart Truth in order to make women more aware of the danger of heart disease.
Dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities. Their website includes information about the organization's current campaigns and initiatives.
Get the latest, most reliable information about heart disease from healthfinder.gov. Their website includes resources on health topics selected from approximately 1,400 government and non-profit organizations.
The WebMD Heart Health Center is a vast repository of information and resources related to heart health and heart disease. Find informational articles, news, references, slideshows, quizzes and more features designed to educate you about and improve your heart health.
WomenHeart is a national organization dedicated to promoting women’s heart health through advocacy, community education and patient support. Visit their website for information and support resources.
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