ACHA Debuts New Website, Mission, and More

Posted Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021

We are thrilled to share our updated website today, which has been refreshed with usability and simplicity in mind for our supporters and the greater congenital heart disease (CHD) community. We know that people across the country are accessing our website for a wealth of information, but especially in some key areas—such as defect-specific educational resources and the ACHD Clinic Directory. With that in mind, we have made these areas and other priority program content the core of our homepage, and easily accessible with fewer clicks.

We heard your feedback on our educational webinars, and have made this area of our website searchable (by keyword, category, or date) so you can easily find presentations in our library. The website also has been refreshed with a new, clean look and is much simpler to use on a mobile device or tablet than ever before.

“One of the pillars that ACHA was founded on was being a source of easy to access, credible information for all people living with CHD,” said President and CEO Mark Roeder. “With enhanced navigation and resources on our website, we’ve now made it easier than ever for patients and medical providers to locate the information they need.”

Alongside the website launch, we are also debuting our new ACHA logo today. As you’ll see, along with our Walk for 1 in 100 logo, this now completes an overall refreshed look of ACHA.

“We’re an organization that is about connecting people,” said Roeder. “We are proud to be represented by an identifier for our organization that encompasses this notion, as well as CHD care across the lifespan.”

Finally, ACHA Board of Directors, Medical Advisory Board, and staff came together earlier this year to review our current mission and where ACHA’s work has taken us since we last updated this important, fundamental purpose of our organization. With our updated website and new look, we are excited to debut ACHA’s vision, as well as an updated mission, that incorporates our value of lifelong care for CHD and our more than 20 years of work in the CHD field and support to patients, family members, and medical providers.

Our Vision: Every adult with congenital heart disease receives specialized cardiac care.

Our Mission: To empower the congenital heart disease community by advancing access to resources and specialized care that improve patient-centered outcomes.