Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 21, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963855 | Print ISBN: 9781412941860 | Online ISBN: 9781412963855| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA)
Incorporated in 1998 and with offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping prolong and improve the lives of adults with congenital heart defects. The group accomplishes its goals through education, outreach, advocacy, and the promotion of medical research. The ACHA provides a wide range of resources to its members, and to anyone interested in learning more about heart defects. One of the group's central goals involves educating the general public on the nature of congenital heart defects and the fact that today more and more individuals have the ability to live longer, and with a higher quality of life, with ...