Nonprofit Profile: American Heart Association, Denver

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1777 S Harrison Street
Suite 500
Denver, CO 80210

Phone: 303.801.4630

Website: heart.org

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. AHA teams with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases.

To improve the lives of all Americans, AHA provides public health education in a variety of ways, including acting as the nation’s leader in CPR education training and helping people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. AHA provides science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them offer quality care to their patients. AHA also educates lawmakers, policymakers and the public by advocating for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.

YMCA pic3The association continues to be true to its scientific roots, funding more cardiovascular research than any U.S. organization aside from the government, including 13 Nobel Prize winners and numerous scientific breakthroughs. AHA publishes popular cookbooks and certifies heart-healthy foods in grocery stores. These programs, among others, improve the health of America, fight childhood obesity and reach audiences facing unique health risks, including women, African-Americans and Hispanics.

As the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization devoted to fighting heart disease and stroke, the American Heart Association has more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters across nearly 150 local offices. In 2014, The American Heart Association funded $9.5 million dollars in heart and stroke research in Colorado, covering 6 institutions, 4 cities, and 53 projects, trained 255,000 Coloradoans in life-saving CPR skills, provided more than 3,575 Denver residents with online nutrition tips and healthy recipes, and presented the American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines Award to 38 local hospital teams who demonstrated a commitment to quality healthcare.

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Annual Events:
• Go Red for Women Luncheon – November, 13
• Denver Heart Ball – February 27
• Heart and Stroke Walk – June 4

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