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  • 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...
  • Go Red at the Capitol

    Join the American Heart Association to celebrate Wear Red Day at the State Capitol in Helena. Volunteers will offer Hands-Only CPR training to legislators, staff and the public.
  • Montana State Lobby Day

    Advocates from across the state will gather at the State Capitol in Helena to advocate for heart-healthy policies. Join the American Heart Association to advocate for policies that support tobacco prevention and control, train high schools students in CPR, and screen newborns for critical congenital...
  • Blog Post: May is Stroke Month: Time for Stroke Awareness

    Stroke is a medical emergency and time lost is brain lost. Yet, a recent study published in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation, showed less than one-third of stroke patients arrive at the hospital via ambulance. This can mean delayed treatment and a more difficult recovery. When you...
  • Blog Post: My Story, Your Lesson

    Guest Blogger: Lisa Michael May is American Stroke Month. It makes me wonder how my life would have been different had I known the signs of a stroke. Would I have been as scared when I woke up disoriented and unable to think clearly? When I tried to speak and found it difficult to express what I was...
  • 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: June= Summer, Fun, & CPR Awareness

    It’s finally summertime! This is the season for activities in the backyard and cookouts with neighbors. However, would you know what to do if a family member or friend experienced sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)? Eighty percent of SCAs happen outside of the hospital- and unfortunately, the majority...
  • Blog Post: Lifesaving Newborn Screenings Gaining Momentum in the West

    Congenital heart defects are the leading birth defects affecting newborns in the United States, yet many newborns will leave the hospital undiagnosed. Some of these babies won’t live to see their first birthday and others will face a lifetime of surgeries, developmental delays and other complications...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Paula Baker

    Paula Baker, Montana For nearly nine years AHA staffer Paula Baker has traveled across Montana bringing AHA’s Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Hearts curriculum and fundraising program to elementary and middle schools. She is a familiar face to PE teachers, principals and students alike. While...
  • 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: Pants Too Tight? Cut the Salt!

    Nine out of ten Americans consume too much salt- and more and more we are hearing about the serious health consequences it leads to. Excess sodium in your diet can cause high blood pressure and lead to heart failure, stroke, kidney disease, headaches, and more. But did you know that extra sodium may...
  • 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: Montana, Heart Walk is Just Around the Corner

    The Heart and Stroke Walk raises awareness and funds for the life-saving mission of the American Heart Association. Join us as we celebrate healthy lifestyles and honor those who have fought heart disease and stroke. We’re celebrating in two locations in Montana: Billings – Saturday, September...
  • Blog Post: World Stroke Day - October 29th

    Guest Blogger: Josh Brown, Grassroots Advocacy Director October 29th is World Stroke Day, a day to raise awareness about stroke, America’s fourth leading cause of death. World Stroke Day is a global campaign aimed at reducing the incidence of stroke around the world by educating communities...
  • 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: Share Your Story: Sidney Butt

    Sidney Butt Almost thirteen years ago I suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. It was a life altering event. Prior to my stroke I had a fulfilling career as a title officer and I loved helping people solve their real estate problems. In addition to my career I enjoyed working on detailed crafts like sewing...
  • Blog Post: National Eating Healthy Day

    On Wednesday, November 6, the American Heart Association celebrated National Eating Healthy Day . On this day, Americans were encouraged to make small, healthy changes and raise the awareness of the importance of good nutrition. Let’s keep the momentum going to give our families, friends and co...
  • Blog Post: Update on House Bill 601

    The Montana Department of Health has released recommendations on Critical Congenital Heart Defect (CCHD) screening for newborns, stating that “All birthing hospitals in Montana should screen newborns for critical congenital heart disease with a pulse oximetry test prior to discharge”. House...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Kami Sutton

    Guest Blogger: Kami Sutton, Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator, Western States Affiliate Hi there YTC Advocates! I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself, my name is Kami Sutton and I am the new Grassroots Coordinator for the Western States Affiliate of the American Heart Association. As someone...