American Heart/American Stroke Association
The American Stroke Association was created as a division of the American Heart Association in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities. The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke. The organization spans nationwide to include 144 local offices. The board will help the association achieve its 2020 impact goal to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent, while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent.