Why Hard Hats with Heart?
Life is Why.
We want people to experience more of life’s precious moments. It’s why we’ve made better heart and brain health our mission. And until there’s a world free of heart disease and stroke, we’ll be here, working to make a healthier, longer life possible for everyone.
Through the Hard Hats with Heart initiative, American Heart Association will provide resources and inspiration to our partners in the construction industry to help create a culture of wellness for their workforce.
Every 25 seconds someone has a heart attack, the #1 cause of death
Every 40 seconds, someone has a stroke,the #5 cause of death
41% of construction workers were diagnosed withhypertension
Construction workers with heart disease are 60% more likely to retire on disability
Construction workers exposed to long-term loud noise are at an increased risk for heart disease