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  • Idaho Lobby Day

    Please join us for our Idaho state Lobby Day.
  • Virtual Tour of New Website

    The newly redesigned website was designed with you, our advocates, in mind. Now we’d like to show you how to make the most of it! Please join us for a virtual tour of the new site Tuesday, November 13 at 12:00pm-12:30pm PST . (Note: Please adjust meeting start time according to your time zone...
  • Advocate in Website Wonderland: A Site Tour

    Please join us for a virtual tour of the new site You're the Cure website, Monday December 10th at 6:00pm-6:30pm PST. (Note: Please adjust meeting start time according to your time zone.) Taking action online is one of the quickest ways to make a difference. It’s important to us that you feel...
  • Advocate in Website Wonderland: A Site Tour

    Please join us for a virtual tour of the new site You're the Cure website, Tuesday December 11th at 12:00pm-12:30pm PST. (Note: Please adjust meeting start time according to your time zone.) Taking action online is one of the quickest ways to make a difference. It’s important to us that you...
  • Idaho Youth Lobby Day

    Join us as we lobby for heart healthy policies.
  • Blog Post: 7-5-2-1-0: Tips for a Healthy, Active Summer

    Guest Blogger: Lenna Liu, MD, MPH, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic and Seattle Children’s Hospital With obesity as a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke, this epidemic is a serious public health issue that must be addressed. The American Heart Association works with partners...
  • Blog Post: Bringing Lifesaving Lessons to Idaho Schools

    Guest Blogger: Adrean Cavener, Government Relations Director A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in one of the American Heart Association’s signature events, the Heart Walk. I was able to talk to hundreds of parents to ask them to support putting physical education and CPR...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Brad Dixon

    Brad Dixon, Idaho On June 12 You’re the Cure advocate and Boise native Brad Dixon was presented the Outstanding Advocacy Effort Award by the American Heart Association’s Western States Affiliate. Brad has developed rich relationships with legislators, business leaders and community...
  • Blog Post: An Update on Smokefree Idaho

    Guest Blogger: Adrean Cavener, Government Relations Director I have been working on smokefree issues every year since I started with the American Heart Association, six years ago. But I have never been more excited about our progress than I am right now. Smokefree Idaho has had a significant amount...
  • Blog Post: Chronic Disease Risk Factors Increasing Among Children

    Recent research shows children and adolescents are being diagnosed with high blood pressure, a risk factor for heart disease and stroke, at an increasing rate. Increasing body mass index, a weight to height ratio that indicates a healthy or unhealthy weight, is pointed to as a potential cause. According...
  • Blog Post: It's Summertime - Break a Sweat for Good Health!

    We’ve known for some time that physical activity can help maintain a healthy weight and strengthen our cardiovascular system, but now there’s proof it can reduce our risk of stroke. New research published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke shows that people who exercised...
  • Blog Post: We Need Your Voice More Than Ever

    We have a tremendous opportunity right now to improve the health of all Idaho students – but we need your help ! The Board of Education is taking public comment on a proposal to set minimum class time requirements for physical education (PE) in all Idaho schools. Nearly one-third of Idaho students...
  • Blog Post: Back to School: ABC's and an F

    The school year is just starting and already our nation has a failing grade. According to " F as in Fat," a report issued by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 41 states have adult obesity rates over 25%. Obesity is a leading risk factor for chronic disease...
  • Blog Post: Let the State Board of Education know you support physical education in schools

    Guest Blogger: Adrean Cavener, Government Relations Director As you may have heard on the news, the Department of Education, along with the American Heart Association, presented a rule to the State Board of Education that would accomplish four major objectives: 1) Require a minimum of 60 minutes/week...
  • Blog Post: Help Us Train Idaho High School Students in CPR

    We have a tremendous opportunity right now – but we need your help! The Board of Education is taking public comment on a proposal to add CPR education in our public schools. Sudden cardiac arrest can happen anytime anywhere. Teaching all high school students CPR will add thousands of trained...
  • Blog Post: October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

    Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating. Every year in the United States, emergency medical personnel treat almost 383,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests – that’s more than 1,000 a...
  • Blog Post: What a Good System of Care Looks Like

    Guest Blogger: Adrean Cavener, Government Relations Director For the last few months, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has teamed up with emergency medical service (EMS) providers, hospitals, healthcare providers, public health, health insurers, legislators, community members...
  • Blog Post: Michael Goes to Washington

    On September 18th, I joined survivors and doctors from health organizations across the country to storm Capitol Hill as an advocate for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding . It was a wonderful experience for me personally and while I am on the Board for the American Heart Association in Idaho...
  • Blog Post: Cody's Story

    Written By Jami Fitzpatrick, Idaho On June 1 st , 2009 my son, Cody, was found at the bottom of a swimming pool while visiting the local community pool with family members. He was quickly pulled from the pool. He was not breathing and his heart had stopped beating. Unfortunately, the present adult...
  • Blog Post: Have a Heart-Healthy Holiday

    This Holiday Season I would like to take this moment to thank you for being an engaged member of our You’re the Cure Network. Thanks to advocates like you, we’ve made a tremendous difference on important legislation at the local, state and national levels. The holiday season is fast approaching...
  • Blog Post: Happy Holidays from Your Advocacy Team!

    Thank you for partnering with us to promote heart and brain health in 2013. Because of you we’re increasing opportunities for our children to be physically active, improving nutrition standards, creating stroke systems of care, and finding better outcomes for heart patients. We’re excited...
  • Blog Post: Ready for the New Year?

    As you know, the AHA and ASA aims to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% while reducing the deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20% by 2020. Thanks to advocates like you, we’ve made a tremendous progress towards our goals, but we still have a lot of work to do...
  • Idaho State Lobby Day Dinner

    Join us for dinner and issue training in preparation for Idaho State Lobby Day.
  • Idaho State Lobby Day

    Join us as we meet with state lawmakers to discuss the very important issues of PE requirements and CPR training in our schools. In addition we will also be advocating for the establishment of STEMI and Stroke systems of care to ensure Idaho stroke victims receive the very best care possible.
  • Blog Post: Learn & Share Your Post-Stroke Tips

    After a stroke, even the simplest tasks can be very challenging. Survivors often face limb weakness, numbness or paralysis, communication challenges, and difficulty with their vision. However, we know stroke survivors and caregivers across the country are persevering and discovering new, creative ways...