The mission of the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) is to improve and extend the lives of the millions born with heart defects through education, advocacy and the promotion of research.
Our website, print materials, media outreach, educational events and advocacy events allow us to reach out to adults with CHD and advocate for the ACHD community. ACHA offers information directly to patients and families, and provides materials and services through health-professional members.
ACHA was founded in 1998 by a group of adult congenital heart defect survivors and their families as a national 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and its Board of Directors continues to consist primarily of those living with heart defects. ACHA is dedicated to promoting excellence in ACHD care, and functions under the oversight of a Medical Advisory Board.