American Heart Association

Title

American Heart Association

Description

The American Heart Association (AHA) is a non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. It is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke." Its motto is "Learn and Live". In 1994, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, an industry publication, released the results of the largest study of charitable and non-profit organization popularity and credibility. The study showed that the American Heart Association was ranked as the 5th "most popular charity/non-profit in America" of over 100 charities researched with 45% of Americans over the age of 12 choosing Love and Like A lot for the American Heart Association. Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, 1937 Nobel Prize recipient in Physiology or Medicine, receives the first AHA-supported research grant. The grant was awarded to enable him to do fundamental studies on muscle energetics.

Creator

US House of Representatives - Office of Martha Roby

Date

October 2019

Source

https://web.archive.org/web/20170708094046im_/http://www.vmps.us/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/american_heart_association.jpg?itok=GnsTYI_o

Rights

Source: American Heart Association. (2012, October 8). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved October 14, 2012, from http://bit.ly/SYhuFM

Publisher

US House of Representatives

Contributor

US House of Representatives - Martha Roby

Format

Medium: Photograph

Language

English

Type

Photo

Identifier

American Heart Association, AHA, Nonprofit, Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Public Health, Health

Coverage

Washington D.C.

Files

1280px-Martha_Roby_with_American_Heart_Association_representatives.jpg

Reference

US House of Representatives - Office of Martha Roby, American Heart Association, US House of Representatives, October 2019

Cite As

US House of Representatives - Office of Martha Roby, “American Heart Association,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 20, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/221.