The Children's Heart Foundation/American Heart Association Partnership

The Children’s Heart Foundation partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) to establish the Congenital Heart Defect Research Awards Program. This program is a collaborative investment of funds by the two organizations for medical professionals to better understand and treat congenital heart defects (CHDs), the most common birth defect in the United States. 

"Through this collaboration and our ongoing commitment to research focused on congenital heart defects, we strive to make a lasting impact on the lives of those with CHDs. This new research will help bring innovative solutions to improve survival rates and care for all CHD patients,” said Barbara Newhouse, CEO of The Children’s Heart Foundation.

For more information, including deadlines for the next round of funding, please visit:

CHF Founder Betsy Peterson (far right) with three AHA/CHF Funded Researchers (middle). From left to right: Xinxiu Xu, Ph.D., Madhumita Basu, Ph.D., Jesse Davidson, Ph.D.

Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium

The Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium (CHPHC) is a group of organizations that was formed in an effort to utilize public health principles to affect change for those whose lives are impacted by Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). The Children's Heart Foundation is proud to be part of the CHPHC.