About Us

The mission of the Adult Congenital Heart Association is to improve and extend the lives of the millions born with heart defects through education, advocacy and research.

Founded in 1998, the Adult Congenital Heart Association is an organization begun by and dedicated to supporting individuals and families living with congenital heart disease and advancing the care and treatment available to our community.

We do this through a wide and growing range of programs, services and activities. These include our National and Regional Conferences, accreditation program, educational materials, website, outreach and advocacy efforts, research program, and events to raise money and increase awareness.

We are committed to promoting excellence for every adult CHD patient by increasing access to the highest level of care and developing standards to allow patients and families to identify physicians and facilities providing that care.

ACHA thanks the patients, family members, health professionals and researchers who commit their time, resources, skills and efforts to our cause. We especially acknowledge the contributions of our Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Board.

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ACHA's People

Meet the extraordinary individuals who commit their time, wisdom and resources to ACHA, including our Board of Directors, Medical Advisory Board and Staff.



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Strategic Plan

Vision 2025

The mission of ACHA is to improve and extend the lives of the millions born with heart defects through education, advocacy, and research.

DEI Statement

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

Patient Health Promise

Patient Health Promise

ACHA is committed to maintaining confidentiality and privacy of patient health information. ACHA may request information related to your heart defect or congenital heart disease related health issues, which may be gathered in ways such as our...

Annual Reports

Annual Reports

Discover the Adult Congenital Heart Association's financial information including Annual Reports from 2006 to the present.



Access information on job descriptions of currently open positions at the Adult Congenital Heart.Association


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