Our Mission: Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our mission drives everything we do.

What We Do: To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways.

We’re the nation’s leader in CPR education training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help ensure the best treatment for every patient, every time. We educate lawmakers, policy makers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.

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Briefly describe any ongoing needs or special projects with which students can assist agency staff: 


The most important goals of the American Heart Association can only be achieved through the efforts of dedicated, passionate volunteers. Please consider lending your talents and time to one or more of the following opportunities. Call (213) 291-7000 for more information.

  •   Survivor Speakers
  •   Power to End Stroke Ambassadors
  •   Workshop Facilitators – nurses, nutrition, fitness
  •   Physician Speakers
  •   Heart Walk Team Captains
  •   Walking Club Coordinators
  •   Health Fair Volunteers
  •   Office support with special events
  •   Advocacy “You Are the Cure”
  •   School Assembly Visitors
  •   Wear Red Day Coordinators
  •   In-Kind donations
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