Jennifer Kraushaar, Executive Director of the American Heart Association in Ventura County, speaks with Our Ventura TV host, Sandra Siepak.

Kraushaar touches upon the American Heart Association’s emphasis on education, prevention and research initiatives to help people live a longer and healthier life. She also discusses the Go Red for Women movement, which raises awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and how they can be healthier.

She also speaks on educating children about heart disease, since they are the first generation not expected to have the same life expectancy as their parents.

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.

Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, the organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters.

They fund research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives

The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities.

The organizations help to improve the lives of all Americans, and provide public health education in a variety of ways. 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.

They educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as they advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.


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