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Nancy Brown Gives Keynote Address at eHI Conference
American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown gave the keynote address at the annual eHealth Initiative’s (eHI) 2012 Annual Conference, held January 11-12 in Washington, D.C. Her speech examined the positive impact of technology on cardiovascular health and stroke care and how the AHA is involved...
12 Jan 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
Where Do the Candidates Stand on Research?
With the 2012 primary season underway and elections right around the corner, the Research!America alliance, which the AHA is proud to be a part of, has launched the Your Candidates-Your Health initiative. This effort aims to provide Americans with the information they need about Presidential and Congressional...
10 Jan 2012
NIH Research Funding: Increases and Cuts
Despite this era of deficit reduction, thanks to your help, Congress continues to see the value of the National Institutes of Health, our best hope to prevent and even cure heart disease and stroke, by providing it with a 0.8% funding increase over its last year’s funding level. Although the increase...
9 Jan 2012
Medicare and Medicaid Dodge a Bullet – For Now
AHA/ASA You’re the Cure advocates made their voices heard with the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction – the so-called “Super Committee” – about the impact that significant changes or cuts to Medicaid and Medicare would have on many of our most vulnerable...
9 Jan 2012
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...
9 Jan 2012
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...
5 Jan 2012
Cigar Sponsorship of the Orange Bowl Stopped
The planned partnership between the Orange Bowl and Canacho Cigars for three-years has been cancelled. This major reversal represents a big victory for public health advocates who believed that a tobacco company sponsoring a NCAA event would have sent a bad message to youth. Senators *** Durbin, Frank...
3 Jan 2012
Rural and Community AED Program Receives Funding Increase
Congress has restored funding to the FY 2010 level, a 1000% increase (yes, nearly a 1000% increase) for Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Rural and Community Access to Emergency Devices Program. This competitive state-based program allows rural areas to buy automated external...
2 Jan 2012
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