American Heart Association Mission Statement

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I am proud to say that I have volunteered with the American Heart Association for the last ten years. I am passionate about their mission and have formed many meaningful relationships with administrators, physicians and local business owners that have helped me in my professional life as well. The American Heart Association was founded in 1924 by a group of six cardiologists. Today, this volunteer based organization has more the 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. The mission of this organization is building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke (American Heart Association, 2015). Manktelow (2015) argues that a mission statement should include a portrayal of the organization’s purpose and primary objections utilizing …show more content…

The two main pathways this organization utilizes to accomplish their goals are education and research. The American Heart Association offers many free, educational lectures throughout the year that include lectures by cardiologists and real life inspirational stories given by the actual patients. I have found the stories that patients have share to be inspiring and motivated me to do more. CPR guidelines and teaching is another area that the American Heart Association greatly influences. If you have taken a CPR test or read about CPR this information probably came from this organization or was greatly influenced by this organization. Research is another area where this organization places great emphasis. Aside from the federal government this organization funds more cardiovascular research than any other organization in the United States (American Heart Association, 2015). This research has helped develop new technologies in treating cardiovascular disease and stroke and provided best practice guidelines for clinicians to

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