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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...
  • Heart and Stroke Day at the Legislature

    Join us as we meet with state legislators to encourage them to adopt policies that make Nevada a healthier place to live, including newborn heart defect screening, CPR training in schools, menu labeling, and formal recognition for hospitals fully equipped to treat the most severe cases of heart attacks...
  • 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: Nevada Legislative Update

    By Christopher Roller The 77 th session of the Nevada Legislature adjourned on June 3 rd . It was a very successful session for the priorities of the American Heart Association. We had established four priority bills heading into the session, and all four passed. Three of those four were signed into...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Scott Lamprecht

    Written by Scott Lamprecht, Nevada As a First Degree Black Belt, Family Nurse Practitioner, and former Emergency Department RN, the need for cardiac arrest prevention and screening is extremely important to saving lives. The best way to survive a Sudden Cardiac Arrest is to not have one, but screening...
  • 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: Share Your Story: Madelon Lawson

    Written By Madelon Lawson BSN, RN, Nevada I am very honored to have had the privilege to participate in the the process of seeing an assembly bill written into law. I became aware of AB414 when I visited the Nevada Nurses Day at the Legislature in February 2013. I listened to Christopher Roller, Senior...
  • 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: Advocate Spotlight: Stacey Gross

    Stacey Gross, MPH, CHES, Nevada Meet Stacey Gross, MPH, CHES, a Health Educator at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals. When Stacey’s not working in community outreach for the Barbara Greenspun Womens Care Centers, she’s actively working as the new Chair for the AHA/ASA Heart and Stroke Programs...
  • 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: Legislative Update

    Guest Blogger - Christopher Roller, Senior Government Relations Director, Nevada Last month I told you a little about the efforts underway to follow up passage of AB414, the CPR in schools bill. We continue to see progress as schools across Nevada are working to incorporate life-saving CPR education...
  • 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: Recognizing Larry Matheis

    Guest Blogger: Christopher Roller, Sr. Government Relations Director This month we are saying congratulations to Lawrence Matheis; long-time Executive Director for the Nevada State Medical Association. Over the years Larry has been a tremendous partner in helping to advance positive public health...
  • 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...
  • Nevada Advocacy Forum

    Nevada Advocacy Forum Wednesday, November 13th 10:00am-1:00pm Moana Nursery – 1190 W. Moana Lane, Reno 10:00am – 10:30am Registration and Welcome 10:30am – 11:00am Communicating with Legislators 11:00am – 12:00pm Advocacy Tools and Tactics 12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch and...
  • Blog Post: Christopher Roller Accepts New Role Within AHA

    Christopher Roller, Senior Government Relations Director, Nevada Nevada Advocates, As of December 9 th I will be transitioning into a new role with the American Heart Association and will no longer be serving you as the Government Relations Director for Nevada. The process is underway to find my...
  • 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: Advocate Spotlight: Lori Wright

    Lori Wright, Nevada Lori Wright is an American Stroke Association (ASA) advocacy champion. She had a stroke at age 44 and lost use of the left side of her body. Because of this she is unable to drive and typically has to rely on public transportation to get around the major metropolitan area of Las...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight: Colter's Story

    Bobbie Cross Heart disease has forever changed our family. My son, Colter, was born on November 17, 2011. I had a healthy and normal pregnancy. We were able to take him home 24 hours after, he passed all of the required health screenings and passed as a seemingly healthy baby boy. Unfortunately, the...