2019-2020 Annual Report
The year tested our mettle through the worst pandemic in a century.
The American Heart Association emerged with renewed passion and purpose to meet needs in communities nationwide.
Equitable Health for All
The decline in U.S. cardiac deaths is slowing. Disparities are growing. But the AHA is standing as a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. That’s our mission as we continue to work toward equitable health for all.
Improving Health in Communities
The AHA is putting its money where its mission is and investing more than $230 million to deconstruct barriers to equitable health in communities around the country. Investments are being made over the next four years as we approach our centennial anniversary in 2024. In short, we are providing funding to drive change.
Science and Research
The AHA is funding much-needed research into the science of health inequities and structural racism — and rethinking research systems with a focus on equity. For example, we’ve developed an entire research network dedicated to studying high blood pressure prevention in under-represented populations.
Health Care Access and Quality
Just as the coronavirus pandemic strains states and the nation, it also has stressed the resources of neighborhoods and individuals — and those with fewer resources to spare are clearly faring worse.
In short, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically highlighted social inequities in health. Our work reflects our efforts to reach more people more often and with more targeted resources and policies.
For nearly 100 years, we've been fighting heart disease and stroke, helping families and communities live happier, healthier and longer lives. When you support the American Heart Association, it's evident in communities like yours.
Raising Money to Save Lives
Over nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has helped save and improve lives with dedicated support from volunteers and donors like you. Together, we’re a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.
Financial support is critical to funding the AHA’s mission. See the results from our fiscal year.
Gold Standard Boards
Volunteers drive the American Heart Association’s mission through engagement at every level of the organization. One key to reaching our 2024 Impact Goal and achieving health equity is the work done by local volunteer boards.