About AHA Research
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is a national voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. We are working toward improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent, and reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent, by the year 2020.
We fund research programs that support the development of beginning investigators and those that enrich existing bodies of knowledge – by identifying new ways to prevent, detect and treat cardiovascular disease and stroke.
The AHA Research Program is guided by 12 Essential Elements developed by a broad group of key stakeholders including science volunteers.