American Heart Association’s American Heart University named No. 1 public-sector learning organization in U.S.

April 18, 2012 Categories: Program News
DALLAS, April 18, 2012 ― The American Heart Association’s American Heart University has been named the nation’s No. 1 public-sector learning organization by the Elearning! Media Group, publishers of industry magazines including Elearning! and Government Elearning! 
The Learning! 100 Award recognizes 40 public- and 60 corporate-sector organizations for outstanding learning culture, innovation and collaboration that drive performance. Honorees come from many industries and include organizations ranging from five employees to 1.6 million.
“This prestigious award recognizes the top performing learning organizations and the best-of-the-best in training and development among world-class organizations,” said Derek Cunard, Dean of American Heart University. “I was truly humbled and proud to accept this award on behalf of everyone at the American Heart Association.
The American Heart University provides all American Heart Association staff access to strategic learning solutions designed to strengthen the organization’s capability and accelerate performance to help deliver its mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The organization’s culture was cited as its area of excellence.
“The top-ranked organizations all drive innovation and learning impact across their organizations,” said Angeli Primlani, executive editor, Elearning! Media Group. “For example, American Heart Association’s mission is to reduce heart-related mortalities. They embrace learning across our communities, medical practitioners and internal employees and volunteers. Their mission is honorable and their learning strategies are impactful.”
The second-annual Learning! 100 organizations will be featured in the May issues of Elearning! and Government Elearning!
Learn more about the American Heart University at

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit   or call any of our offices around the country.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association receives funding mostly from individuals. Foundations and corporations donate as well, and fund specific programs and events. Strict policies are enforced to prevent these relationships from influencing the association’s science content. Financial information for the American Heart Association, including a list of contributions from pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers, is available at
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Carrie Thacker – (214) 706-1665;
Derek Cunard – (214) 706-1505;
For Public Inquiries: (800) AHA-USA1 (242-8721)