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  • Blog Post: Our new anthem: life is why

    School behavioral specialist Carla Leonard had her hand on her heart during the Pledge of Allegiance when a heart attack nearly killed her. Her doctor didn’t mince words with her family afterward: “If I didn’t have surgery, they should pick out a dress for my funeral,” she said...
  • Blog Post: Spring Has Sprung and So Has Budget Season!

    It’s that time of year again. While we wait for the cherry blossoms to bloom in Washington, D.C., budget discussions are heating up between the White House and Capitol Hill. On March 4 th , the President released his budget proposal for 2015 and now Members of Congress are working to establish...
  • Blog Post: The 2013 State Legislative Wrap-Up is Here!

    Today’s blog post is by Mark Schoeberl, the American Heart Association’s Executive Vice President of Advocacy and Health Quality I am pleased to again this year present you with our annual report of state and local public policy progress . We take pride in the diligent efforts of our advocates...
  • Blog Post: Presentation: Communicating with Congress

    View the slides from the recent presentation entitled Communicating with Congress: How to turn a 10-Minute Meeting with a Legislator into a Life-Long Relationship .
  • Blog Post: Facts: January 2013 AHA Policy Report

    Find all of AHA's Policy Position statements on various issues with this "at-a-glance" report entitled the Policy Report.
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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...