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  • Blog Post: It's time to break out the red!

    Tomorrow is National Wear Red Day and the start of American Heart Month! Since the first National Wear Red Day 10 years ago, tremendous strides have been made in the fight against heart disease in women, including: 21% fewer women have died from heart disease 23% more women aware are that...
  • Blog Post: You're Invited! State of Women's Heart Health Webinar

    Are you ready to kick-off American Heart Month in a big way? Join us for the 3rd Annual State of Women's Heart Health webinar! This informative discussion with some of our nation's health leaders- including Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Food and Drug Administration...
  • Blog Post: “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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: New Resource Makes Choosing a Health Plan Easier

    Fall marks the start of the ‘open enrollment’ period, during which millions of Americans select a health insurance plan in the private insurance market. But this year, consumers will have a new resource available to make that decision easier, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. ...
  • Blog Post: Facts: Benefits of Health Reform for Congenital Heart Defect Patients

    Learn about the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that are already helping congential heart defect patients of all ages access and afford the quality health care they need.
  • Blog Post: State Spotlight! CA Passes Heart Defect Screening Law

    California recently became the 9th state to pass legislation that will benefit thousands of newborn babies starting July 1, 2013. AB 1731 ensures that every California newborn delivered in a birthing facility will be given the pulse oximetry test to identify critical congenital heart defects (CCHD)....
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: You're the Cure Sign-Up Form - Access to Quality Care

    Recruit others to join you as a You’re the Cure advocate using this printable sign-up form.
  • Blog Post: Facts: Women & CVD

    Get the facts about the leading cause of death of American women & policies to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Blog Post: Facts: Health Equity & CVD

    Get the facts about reducing health disparities to achieve health equity for all races, ethnicities, genders, and ages.
  • Blog Post: Facts: Medicaid & CVD

    Get the facts about Medicaid & the CVD patients who depend on that coverage to access and afford care.
  • Blog Post: Facts: Health Care Coverage for CVD Patients

    Get the facts about the need for affordable, accessible quality health care for all heart disease & stroke patients and those at risk.
  • Blog Post: Facts: Congenital Heart Defects

    Get the facts about congenital heart defects and the need to establish mandatory screening processes.
  • Blog Post: 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.
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Mary Beth Miller

    Mary Beth Miller Alabama Our daughter was born with a very complex congenital heart defect. As new parents we have these dreams for our children: becoming a star athlete; an astronaut; having a family of their own. We never expect those dreams to be replaced with: will they live till tomorrow? My...
  • Blog Post: Heart and Women Health Groups Hail New Legislation to Help End Healthcare Disparities Among Women and Minorities

    The American Heart Association, Society for Women’s Health Research and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease released the following statement: Washington, D.C., June 26, 2012 – The American Heart Association, Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR),...
  • Blog Post: AHA CEO Applauds Supreme Court Decision on Health Reform

    Washington, D.C., June 28, 2012 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement today on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act: “The historic decision handed down today will benefit America’s heart health for decades to...
  • Blog Post: Senator Patty Murray Recognizes the AHA

    Washington Senator Patty Murray took time out of her busy schedule to formally recognize the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign! Go Red had worked with the Defense Department to raise awareness about heart disease with female members of the Armed Forces. You can see her full...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: The Hodge Family

    JW & Maddie Hodge Nevada On May 4, 2010, my daughter was born. Within 30 minutes she was in supraventricular tachycardia and quickly being transported to the NICU. I witnessed staff responding utilizing the training that I have helped provide for the last ten years. Medication was administered...
  • Blog Post: State Spotlight! WV “Heart Moms” Make Life-Saving Law a Reality

    A recent legislative victory in West Virginia showed once again that passionate, dedicated advocates can make a difference. On April 5 th , 2012, advocate Ruth Caruthers and her fellow “Heart Moms” stood with Governor Earl Ray Tomblin in the State Capitol, as he signed “Corbin’s...
  • Blog Post: Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on National High Blood Pressure Education Month

    May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month and Stroke Awareness Month. It makes sense to observe both in the same month because when you control your blood pressure, you reduce your risk of stroke —the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Unfortunately, 1 in 3 U.S. adults—an...
  • Blog Post: Two AHA Volunteers Speak about the Importance of Health Reform

    Two American Heart Association volunteers were profiled in a Mother Jones magazine article about what could happen if the Affordable Care Act is struck down by the Supreme Court. Marla Tipping has a four year old son that needs his blood cleaned every 2 weeks in order to maintain safe cholesterol...
  • Blog Post: AHA CEO Nancy Brown Joins Other Partners Supporting the Affordable Care Act During Supreme Court Hearings

    Health coverage is easy to get if you’re healthy. The problem is when you’re sick or have a history of illness. For decades, people with life-threatening chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease or stroke faced numerous barriers to getting the care they needed. Insurers...
  • Blog Post: Senate Includes Measure to Increase Data Pertaining to Women in Clinical Trials

    Think all prescription drugs and medical devices react the same in men and women? They don’t. However, the FDA has limited data on how drugs or devices affect the genders, and the consequences can be deadly. However, Senator Debbie Stabenow is trying to change that. Recently, the Senate passed...