Diversity at the American Heart Association






Cardiovascular diseases and stroke afflict people of all races, ethnicities, genders, religions, ages, sexual orientations, national origins and disabilities.  The American Heart Association is committed to ensuring that our workforce and volunteers reflect America’s diverse population.  We know that such diversity will enrich us with the talent, energy, perspective and inspiration we need to achieve our mission: building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

The American Heart Association continually works to integrate diversity into daily business operations with initiatives such as:

Chaired by the Chief Executive Officer, the CEO Diversity Advisory Cabinet is a cross-section of American Heart Association staff who make recommendations on ways to change or improve programs focused on developing a culturally competent workforce.

AHA Affinity Groups — groups of employees with common perspectives, interests or backgrounds who gather regularly to interact and exchange ideas.

Supplier Diversity — a formal program that promotes and reports on the American Heart Association’s purchasing with qualified minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs).

Cultural Health Initiatives — a business initiative to help reduce health disparities related to heart disease and stroke among core racial and ethnic populations.

To learn more about cultural competence at the American Heart Association, see our latest Diversity Annual Report.



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