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  • Blog Post: You're the Cure Sign-Up Form - Prevention

    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: Figures: CDC Per Capita Investment in CVD Prevention

    Learn how much CDC funding is spent per person in your state to prevent our nation's No. 1 killer.
  • Blog Post: Facts: CDC Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program

    Get the facts about the Centers for Disease Control's Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program.
  • Blog Post: Facts: The Value of Prevention

    Get the facts about the importance of investing in and protecting funding for CVD prevention.
  • Blog Post: Facts: Coverage of Tobacco Cessation Services

    Get the facts about public and private insurance coverage for services that help smokers quit.
  • 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: Updated! 57 Co-sponsors for the HEART for Women Act. Can we get to 100?

    Check out the list of current co-sponsors of the Heart disease Education, Awareness, Research, and Treatment (HEART) for Women Act. These Members of Congress have taken an important step in demonstrating their support for improving the prevention, diagonsis, and treatment of heart disease and stroke...
  • 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: NIH Director Talks about Obesity on the Colbert Report

    NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins brought a serious message recently on the Comedy Central’s Colbert Report a few days ago. Dr. Francis talked about the importance of eating well and the state of America’s obesity epidemic. Have a few laughs and check out the video.
  • 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: Advocate Spotlight! Missouri Doctor Speaks-Up for Safe Routes to School on Capitol Hill

    Dr. Jim Blaine of Springfield, MO, knows the importance of prevention. As the Medical Director of the Ozark Technical Community College Health & Wellness Clinic, he has seen cardiovascular events decrease over the last four years by helping patients focus on diet, exercise, and taking the proper...
  • Blog Post: New Ads are a Compelling Weapon in the Fight Against Smoking

    Washington, D.C., Mar. 15, 2012 — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on the new National Tobacco Education Campaign, unveiled today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): “The CDC’s new tobacco education campaign could not come...
  • Blog Post: 13 Year-Old Advocate Talks about his White House Experience

    13 year old You’re the Cure advocate Emery Miller talked to his local news station about his experience at the White House Community Leaders Briefing on Cardiovascular Health on February 24th. Emery was born with a congenital heart defect and has had four open heart surgeries since birth. He is...
  • Blog Post: White House Leaders Briefing Wrap-Up Video

    On February 24th, 70 American Heart Association volunteers descended into Washington, D.C. to meet with top Obama Administration officials to discuss cardiovascular health in their communities. This Community Leaders Briefing on Cardiovascular Health was an once-in-a-lifetime event for many advocates...
  • Blog Post: White House Community Leaders Briefing Recap!

    The American Heart Association’s advocacy volunteers are called You’re the Cure advocates for a reason. On February 24 th , 70 outstanding volunteers brought their passion, stories, and expertise to the White House for the Community Leaders Briefing on Cardiovascular Health. This special...
  • Blog Post: Highlights from White House Town Hall

    You’re the Cure advocates and AHA volunteers have had an exciting day participating in the White House Community Leaders Briefing on Cardiovascular Health on February 24, 2012. During the town hall session led by Director of Public Engagement, Jon Carson, some very powerful stories were shared...
  • Blog Post: You’re Invited to the White House- Virtually!

    Friday, February 24th is the big day for the White House Community Leaders Briefing on Cardiovascular Health and we want you to be in on all of the action! The White House will be live streaming the event from 9:00am to 12:00pm EST and you can tune in to hear from top Administration officials about the...
  • Blog Post: Minnesota Volunteer Briefs Local Media before White House Visit

    Minnesota You’re the Cure advocate Stevie Nelson stopped by a local news station and told his story about surving a stroke and his upcoming trip to Washington, D.C. for the White House Community Leaders Briefing on Cardiovascular Health . After surviving a stroke, Nelson found a new life mission...
  • Blog Post: Three You’re the Cure Advocates Go to the Media to Talk about Heart Attacks in Women

    Three You’re the Cure advocates were recently highlighted in two ABC News spots talking about a recent study that showed younger women who have heart attacks do not always experience chest pain during the event and the attack can be more deadly as a result. Gail Harris-Berry was profiled on...
  • Blog Post: American Heart Association Volunteers Head to the White House

    On February 24 th , 70 American Heart Association volunteers will be coming to Washington, DC to attend the White House Community Leaders Briefing on Cardiovascular Health . This special event brings Administration officials together with heart disease and stroke survivors and caregivers, medical professionals...
  • Blog Post: All Americans Will Bear the Pain of Prevention Fund Cut, Says AHA CEO

    American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on the payroll tax extension legislation, approved today by Congress, which includes a 30 percent cut to the Prevention and Public Health Fund: “By diverting crucial dollars away from the Prevention and Public Health Fund...
  • Blog Post: Postal Service Unveils Heart Health Stamp

    History was made today. Right in the midst of American Heart Month, the United States Postal Service unveiled a new Heart Health Forever® stamp during a commemorative ceremony in Washington, DC. The stamp was designed to help raise awareness of the nation’s No. 1 killer, heart disease. Since...
  • Blog Post: Pulse Oximetry Screening: Simple Heart Test that Could Save Newborns’ Lives

    Today marks the beginning of Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week —a great time to draw attention to a non-invasive screening test that helps identify newborns at risk for heart defects and potentially saves their lives. The test, pulse oximetry, or pulse ox, consists of sensors placed on a...
  • Blog Post: A Heart Month Push for Prevention

    Heart disease, stroke and other forms of cardiovascular disease are leading killers in every state, but proven prevention programs can save countless lives. Sadly, many states don’t have the money they need to help people prevent these diseases. An increase in funding for the Centers for Disease...