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. These boards help us equitably remove barriers to health and advance cardiovascular health for all. They are critical as we drive impact by addressing social determinants of health, fight for healthier policies, increase access to care and more in our relentless pursuit of a world of longer, healthier lives.
The Gold Standard Board designation means that these boards are achieving best practices in generating revenue, sustaining and strengthening volunteer leadership and driving our mission at the market level.