American Heart Association

American Heart Association (AHA) is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.  American Heart Association is also the nation’s leader in CPR education and training. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide. Stroke ranks second globally and is a leading cause of severe disability. They are working toward improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent and reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent, all by the year 2020.

American Heart Association’s National Center office is located in Dallas, TX on Greenville Avenue.  In addition to more than 22 million volunteers, AHA operates more than 146 local offices throughout the United States and employs more than 3,400 staff globally. 

To fight these diseases, they fund innovative research.  They have invested more than $4 billion in research, more than any organization outside the federal government. They advocate for stronger public health policies and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives. They provide science-based treatment guidelines for healthcare professionals to help them give quality care to their patients. They educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as they advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities. 

Everything they do is driven by their mission: to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  Their work is often challenging and satisfying.  Equally as important, it is innovative and lifesaving.  When making decisions, they are guided by their values:

1.      Improving and Extending People’s Lives

2.      Bringing Science to Life

3.      Speaking with a Trustworthy Voice

4.      Building Powerful Partnerships

5.      Inspiring Passionate Commitment

6.      Meeting People Where They Are

7.      Making an Extraordinary Impact

8.      Ensuring Equitable Health for All

AHA actively partners with veterans’ organizations such as Allies in Service, VettedHeroes, and Texas Workforce Commission and is an active member of the DirectEmployers diversity community.  In efforts to increase veteran representation in their workforce, they are exploring industry-leading solutions with the Department of Labor and improving internal processes to become a veteran-ready employer.