Congenital Heart Defect Coalition (a.k.a. CHD Coalition) is a charitable nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to improve the quality of life for children and adults born with heart disease, also known as a congenital heart defect or CHD. The three main pillars of our mission are focused on uniting and supporting the CHD community; increasing public awareness; and raising money for lifesaving medical research.
A significant differentiator between us and similar organizations is our commitment to research. Innovative research and emerging medical technologies offer an enormous impact on the survival and long-term care of individuals affected by heart disease. Unfortunately, research specific to CHD has been seriously underfunded due to a lack of widespread national awareness.
Founded in 2011, the Congenital Heart Defect Coalition is operated and managed by volunteers dedicated to its cause. Our volunteers come from a diverse background: caring individuals, parents, doctors, nurses, and CHD Survivors. Together, we are here to make a change.