Diversity & Inclusion
Strengthening all of us as individuals, as an organization and as one world.
Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin, and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring that our workforce, workplace and mission have a shared impact across America's diverse populations.
Hearts With Pride
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month is celebrated in June to honor the Stonewall Uprising in 1969. The events at the Stonewall Inn in New York City served as the tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement, which pursued equal treatment for this community.
Healing hearts. Inspiring minds.As the eldest son of a Kurdish family that fled persecution in Syria, Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli knows struggle. After living in German refugee camps for six years, his family immigrated to the United States two weeks after 9/11 and settled in one of the Atlanta area ’s poorest communities.
The Universal Language of Saving Lives
The American Heart Association is a proud catalyst for Hands-Only CPR certification in the Gulf Countries(link opens in new window). During March, more than 77,000 people in Saudi Arabia became certified in Hands-Only CPR, in celebration of Heart Month.
We rely on volunteers, staff, donors and partners to help foster a smart, collaborative environment. Successful organizations make the most of diversity and inclusion to deliver programs, events and educational opportunities that support a culturally competent workforce that delivers on its mission.
Volunteers and staff in physical and virtual workplaces around the nation and across the globe come together to address many challenges to overcome health inequities related to cardiovascular disease and stroke. We aim to create workplaces that support the work of all peoples — regardless of their diverse backgrounds — to narrow the gap of heath disparities and bridge the gap to better health. Read our 2018-19 Health Equity and Inclusion Report to learn more.
The American Heart Association is committed to ensuring that our mission makes an impact on America’s diverse populations — from consumers to partners to suppliers, in healthcare settings, restaurants and retail stores and in communities around the nation.
We seek providers that align with our mission and provide quality services at competitive prices. Our database of current and potential providers is shared organization-wide.
Are you interested in being considered as a provider? We work with minority- and women-owned businesses as well as veterans, people with disabilities and LGBT-owned businesses.
The American Heart Association can help you build a life free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.