The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. They fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives. They are the nation’s leader in CPR education training. They help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. They provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. The American Heart Association also educates lawmakers, policymakers and the public as they advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of their communities.