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AHA Community Opportunities Tool

The data, resources and tools in this hub are designed to assist you in assessing, prioritizing, and selecting areas of focus to improve community health. American Heart Association (AHA) staff and volunteers should use the information herein, along with locally curated data and community voice to ensure that strategies meet community needs. If you are working within a market associated with a local AHA board, you will find data have been compiled for you based on your board territory and can be found on the Community Opportunities Tool tab. This tab also allows for tracking of action plans and successes.

The Forum and Hub Library sections are useful tools for sharing information and having conversations across the country. Additional tools such as Community Assessment templates and a bank of potential solutions are available within the hub library. This serves as a living resource across our community health work.

Reports

Create a custom health needs assessment to learn more about the needs and demographics impacting the heart health of your community.

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Maps

Use these starter maps or create your own to visualize the health needs and opportunities present across the country and in your community.

Food Deserts

Food Deserts

Neighborhood Walkability

Neighborhood Walkability

Target Hospitals: Underperforming and QSI Glidepath

Target Hospitals: Underperforming and QSI Glidepath

Heart Disease Mortality

Heart Disease Mortality

Stroke Mortality Rates

Stroke Mortality Rates

Obesity Rates

Obesity Rates

Private Hub Hub Tree: American Heart Association

Welcome to the American Heart Association’s Community Commons Hub. We are pleased to partner with Community Commons to build a culture of health so that all Americans live in environments that support healthy behaviors, timely and quality care. The American Heart Association has established a robust and overarching goal to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% and reduce deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20% by the year 2020. Here on the Commons, we’re conducting an internal survey to identify needs and priorities for each of the American Heart Associations’s metro areas.