Posted on February 10, 2020

Member Spotlight: American Heart Association

NEHI's spotlighting American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the Dallas-based association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all. The Association is a trustworthy source empowering people to improve their heart health, brain health and well-being. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, more than 33 million volunteers, supporters and employees, the American Heart Association funds innovative research, advocates for stronger public health policies and shares lifesaving resources and information.
 
In February 2020, the American Heart Association outlined new national and global 2030 Impact Goals to help all people live healthier for more years of their life.
 
  • Across the US: Together, we will equitably increase healthy life expectancy from 66 to at least 68 years by 2030.
  • Around the world: Together with global and local collaborators, we will equitably increase worldwide healthy life expectancy from 64 to at least 67 years by 2030.
Along with these 2030 Impact Goals, the American Heart Association also released a Presidential Advisory outlining principles for adequate, accessible and affordable health care. These principles will guide the organization in our evaluation of health care proposals from candidates for public office and elected officials.
 
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. The American Heart Association wants to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke because every person deserves to live a longer, healthier life.
 
Learn more about the American Heart Association’s commitments to health at heart.org.
 

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