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The 2013 State Legislative Wrap-Up is Here!
Today’s blog post is by Mark Schoeberl, the American Heart Association’s Executive Vice President of Advocacy and Health Quality I am pleased to again this year present you with our annual report of state and local public policy progress . We take pride in the diligent efforts of our advocates...
12 Nov 2013
Help Stop Therapy Caps
If you had a stroke and needed therapy to regain your ability to walk, talk, and carry out daily activities, would you want there to be a limit on the amount of therapy your health care plan covered? For stroke patients on Medicare, these ‘therapy caps’ are a real concern. Limits on outpatient...
4 Nov 2013
Understanding the Financial Costs of Stroke Caregiving
Being the family caregiver of a stroke survivor is often rewarding but it also can take an enormous physical and emotional toll on the caregiver. In addition, there can be significant financial costs that can come with being a family caregiver- an issue often overlooked and less understood. Nearly...
25 Oct 2013
The Government is Shut Down, but Our Fight Is Not
Turn on any cable news station these days and you’ll see it… the continuously running clock that is tracking the hours and minutes of the government shutdown. When I see it, I can’t help but think about what could or should have been accomplished during that time, especially when it...
7 Oct 2013
Presentation: Communicating with Congress
View the slides from the recent presentation entitled Communicating with Congress: How to turn a 10-Minute Meeting with a Legislator into a Life-Long Relationship .
6 Aug 2013
Facts: January 2013 AHA Policy Report
Find all of AHA's Policy Position statements on various issues with this "at-a-glance" report entitled the Policy Report.
26 Feb 2013
“Hello! My name is ____”
It’s time to welcome the 113 th Congress! We all know the best welcomes are personal, so we’re asking You’re the Cure advocates to introduce themselves to their members of Congress by recording a video and uploading it to Facebook. We’re calling it the “Hello, my name...
10 Jan 2013
2012 You're the Cure Federal Recap
As we get ready to welcome the 113 th Congress to Capitol Hill in January, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on all of the activity that took place on key heart and stroke issues this year. In a tough economic environment, You’re the Cure advocates, like you, helped play critical defense to...
30 Nov 2012
Waiting for 2014: Henry & Essential Health Benefits
Continuing their “Real Stories, Real Reforms” series, Georgetown University Health Policy Institue's CHIRblog presents the second profile of everyday people across the country who will – or have already – benefited from new consumer protections under the Affordable Care Act...
3 Oct 2012
You're the Cure Advocate Guide
Use this guide to learn about more ways you can get involved as a You’re the Cure advocate.
17 Aug 2012
Health and Human Services Year in Review
Check out this video below from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that recaps 2011. In this video, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks about the Million Hearts Campaign , which the American Heart Association is a proud member. The Campaign aims to prevent one million heart attacks and...
11 Jan 2012
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