American Heart Association

Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association is a national voluntary
health agency whose mission is to build healthier lives, free of
cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The association's impact goal is to
reduce coronary heart disease, stroke and risk by 25 percent by 2010.
Progress toward the goal will be measured according to these
indicators: Reduce the death rate from coronary heart disease and
stroke by 25 percent; reduce the prevalence of smoking, high blood
cholesterol and physical inactivity by 25 percent; reduce the rate of
uncontrolled high blood pressure by 25 percent; and eliminate the
growth of obesity and diabetes.

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