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  • 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: Facts: Smoke-Free Laws

    Get the facts about protecting Americans from secondhand smoke through comprehensive smoke-free air laws.
  • Blog Post: Facts: Tobacco Taxes

    Get the facts about the impact of tobacco taxes on preventing and reducing tobacco use.
  • 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: You're the Cure Sign-Up Form

    Recruit others to join you as a You’re the Cure advocate using this printable sign-up form.
  • Blog Post: Talking Points: Restore and Protect NIH Funds

    Speak-up against funding cuts to the National Institutes of Health that occured because of the March 2013 sequester!
  • Blog Post: Facts: Impact of Sequestration on NIH

    Get the facts about the impact of budget cuts scheduled for 2013 on the National Institutes of Health and heart and stroke research.
  • Blog Post: Facts: NIH Research Funding

    Get the facts about our nation’s investment in heart disease and stroke research through the National Institutes of Health.
  • Blog Post: Budget Cuts to NIH Will Result in Job Loss

    Have you heard about the massive across-the-broad federal budget cuts, also know as the sequester, that are scheduled for January 2013 if Congress fails to reach another agreement? These cuts could have disastrous effects on medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and could delay...
  • Blog Post: There‚Äôs a food fight in Congress!

    Believe it or not, there’s a heated debate in Congress right now over fresh fruits and vegetables in schools. And we need you to help us be the voice of reason. Will you take a moment to tell your legislators why providing kids with access to fresh fruits and vegetables during the school day...
  • Blog Post: You're the Cure Sign-Up Form - Emergency Cardiac Care

    Recruit others to join you as a You’re the Cure advocate using this printable sign-up form.
  • Blog Post: CPR in Schools Victory in North Carolina!

    Thanks to the tireless efforts of AHA volunteers and staff, we are pleased to announce that North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue signed House Bill 837 into law on July 26, 2012. The law requires all students to be trained in CPR before graduating from high school, helping to train our next generation...
  • 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: 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: Share Your Story: Ronna Kratzer

    Ronna Kratzer California The AHA has been a part of my life and many of my family members' lives from birth. As of today, we have 14 family members that have been born with Congenital Heart Defects. Without funding for research, many of my family members may not be alive today. In 2010, I underwent...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Bert Carey

    Bert Carey Newburyport, MA Bert suffered sudden cardiac arrest. Fortunately, when he collapsed, he was in a small store in Newburyport where an 18-year-old senior in high school, Derek, happened to be shopping for a tux for the prom. Derek had just completed a CPR course, which is a graduation requirement...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Olivia Q

    Olivia Q Winthrop, MA More than two-dozen first-graders were squealing and bouncing balls on a mid-February morning in the gym in an East Boston school when six-year-old Olivia suddenly collapsed. No one saw it coming. The little girl with the strawberry-blonde hair and no front teeth had been in...
  • Blog Post: AHA CEO Expresses Disappointment with Transportation Bill

    Washington, D.C. – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement today on the latest version of the transportation legislation approved by Congress last week: “The transportation legislation passed by Congress today jeopardizes the safety and health of kids...
  • Blog Post: Help Save the Fresh Fruit and Veggie Program for Our Kids

    Do you know what jicama is? Or how pineapples grow? If you ask a student who participates in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), chances are they’ll be able to tell you. This successful federal program provides daily fresh fruit and vegetable snacks to more than 3 million elementary students...
  • Blog Post: Watch Advocates In Action at the Research Saves Lives Fly-In!

    Last month, over 40 heart disease and stroke survivors and researchers arrived on Capitol Hill to urge Members of Congress to protect funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Hear their stories about why medical research matters! Then help make sure Members of Congress see it by sharing the...
  • Blog Post: State Spotlight! PA Makes Strides in Improving Stroke Care

    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett helped cap off a successful Stroke Month by signing critical legislation that will help improve stroke care across his state. This exciting win would not have been possible without the dedication of You’re the Cure advocates, who have been working to pass stroke...
  • 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: Improving a la carte and vending machine nutrition can help student waistlines and school bottom lines

    Earlier this year the USDA worked to improve nutrition standards for lunches in official school meal programs, but what about those vending and a la carte items? After improving food served in school lunch programs, the USDA is currently focusing their attention on those other items or “competitive...
  • 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...