The Heart Failure Patient Foundation
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Our Mission

We raise awareness to improve the quality of life for patients with heart failure, by providing patients and their families, caregivers, nurses and others with information, education, networking opportunities, and related resources.

Our Vision

To see patients with heart failure, families, caregivers and advocates empowered with the best available information, to ensure optimal quality of life.

WHO This Helps

A heart failure diagnosis is a great equalizer of all backgrounds, ages, and medical history -- help us help those who need it the most.

WHAT We Will Do With It

Your valuable donations help us to support heart failure research as well as continue to build the Together in Heart Failure Network, the only online network of medical professionals as well as patients and caregivers able to answer individual heart failure-related questions.

WHY It Is Needed

Research is desperately needed in the heart failure space. Individuals and caregivers managing a heart failure diagnosis continually share their need for more education and a free network to answer disease related questions. This is a critical benefit amidst the challenge of heart failure management.


Are you a heart failure patient or caregiver? Join our free community for people living with Heart Failure. Share your stories, offer your support, and get the comfort and knowledge you need wherever you are.
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The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) has designed this Patient Education website to serve as a resource for patients, families, and caregivers who want an in-depth understanding of heart failure.

A Special Message

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The number of people diagnosed with heart failure continues to rise and has reached epidemic proportions. The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) makes helping patients their primary focus.

The AAHFN recently examined the resources available for patients with heart failure and found that there is a lack of materials pertaining to education, awareness, treatment, research, prevention, and support.

In order to better serve patients with heart failure, the AAHFN Board created The Heart Failure Patient Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to serve patients and families across the continuum of care by:

  • Promoting prevention and treatment
  • Providing access to information and educational resources to patients, families, caregivers, and healthcare providers
  • Facilitating networking opportunities
  • Increasing awareness among influential groups and the public
  • Engaging key stakeholders who will champion our cause
  • Promoting nursing education and research

I am excited to be part of such a wonderful organization that seeks to raise awareness and help individuals diagnosed with heart failure and their families.

Marilyn A. Prasun, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, FAHA
Chairperson, The Heart Failure Patient Foundation