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  • Blog Post: State Spotlight! NC Youth Advocates Discuss Prevention with Surgeon General

    When U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin visited North Carolina on January 27th, our You’re the Cure youth advocates were ready to talk prevention with “America’s Doctor”. The Surgeon General, who was in the state to promote the National Prevention Strategy, participated in a...
  • Blog Post: Now Available: State of Women’s Heart Health Webinar Recording

    The archive of the 2nd annual State of Women’s Heart Health webinar, held on February 1st, is now available. Click here to access the call recording and slides. The American Heart Association and WomenHeart were thrilled to be joined by some of our nation’s leading health experts and inspirational...
  • Blog Post: Secretary Sebelius Recognizes American Heart Month

    To mark the start of American Heart Month, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a statement today. “The Department of Health and Human Services is working with both public and private partners to raise awareness of heart disease through vital research investments...
  • Blog Post: Heart Month Presidential Proclamation

    On January 31st, President Obama signed a promclamation declaring Febrauary 2012 as American Heart Month. In addition to urging all Americans to take the steps nessary to reduce their risk of cardiovacular disease, the President encouraged men and women across the country to observe National Wear Red...
  • Blog Post: 14 Year-Old Advocates of CPR Graduation Requirement

    It doesn’t matter how old you are, you can make a difference. Ask 14 year old Tommy Watson. He recently traveled to the Vermont state capital to advocate for a law to require CPR as a graduation requirement. This bill has the support of the American Heart Association and would require all students...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Prevention Fund Remains Intact But Could Continue to Face Threats

    The Affordable Care Act created the Prevention and Public Health Fund (Fund), which represents an unprecedented investment in programs that help keep Americans healthy. If left untouched, the Fund will provide $15 billion over 10 years to state and community efforts to prevent illness and promote healthy...
  • Blog Post: CDC Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Programs

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program and its WISEWOMAN will each receive the same amount of funding in FY 2012 as they did in FY 2011. In this fiscal environment, this so called “level funding,” is considered a victory. In...