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  • Massachusetts Heart Walk

    This is the Massachusetts Heart Walk event.
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    This is Massachusetts Event 1.
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  • CPR in Schools Issue Briefing

    Learn more about CPR training for school students. While less than eight percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survive, a victim’s chance of survival doubles or triples if someone in the vicinity knows and administers CPR. Sadly, only one-in-four out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims...
  • Idaho Youth Lobby Day

    Join us as we lobby for heart healthy policies.
  • Opening Day of Hawaii Legislative Session

    Join us for lunch and meet your state legislators to discuss heart disease and stroke.
  • Washington State Lobby Day

    Join us for our annual Heart on the Hill Lobby Day at the Capitol in Olympia on Wednesday, January 30. Advocates like you from across the state will gather to meet with state legislators to encourage them to make Washington a heart healthy place to live, work and learn. We will advocate for policies...
  • Arizona State Lobby Day

    Join us for our annual Arizona State Lobby Day at the Capitol in Phoenix on Monday, January 31. Advocates, like you, from across the state will gather to meet with state legislators to encourage them to make Arizona a heart healthy place to live, work and learn. We will advocate to include CPR training...
  • Utah State Lobby Day

    Join us as we advocate for CPR education in high schools, heart defect screening for newborns and funding for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the Department of Health.
  • NYC Physical Education Survey Data Release - Press Event

    Join the American Heart Association, along with our partners at the Women's City Club, as well as several members of NY City Council as we reveal the results of our recent survey project focused on physical education in NYC! The AHA invited schools in all five boroughs, at all grade levels, to...
  • 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...
  • California State Lobby Day

    Join us as we lobby for heart healthy policies.
  • Capitol Goes Red

    Join us in celebration of American Heart Month by wearing red on National Wear Red Day, Friday February 7 th . It's a simple, yet powerful way to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke. There are a number of volunteer opportunities associated with the event including preparing materials and...
  • California State Lobby Day 2014

    Where will you be on Wednesday, April 23rd? I’m hoping you’ll be able to join me at California’s Lobby Day. We need to ensure our mission of building healthier lives free from cardiovascular diseases and stroke is heard by our leaders in Sacramento—and your voice matters! California...
  • Blog Post: Help Us Promote the Child Nutrition Act in Colorado

    Your Congressman or Senator could have the power to ensure kids are getting quality, nutritional meals in schools. As they return home from Washington DC for a break in August, the American Heart Association is coordinating efforts across the state to meet with legislators and show our support of federal...
  • Blog Post: Support Nutrition Standards for Healthy Foods Offered in the Workplace

    Obesity is known to increase an individual's risk of heart disease and stroke. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in the state of Oklahoma, an estimated 65% of Oklahomans are considered overweight or obese, 31% have high blood pressure and 10% have been diagnosed with Diabetes. Because...
  • Blog Post: Schools Report Students Favor Healthier Lunches

    According to a recent study conducted by Bridging the Gap Research of school administrators at elementary, middle and high schools of students’ reactions to the healthier lunches, 70 percent of schools thought that students liked the new lunches. By the spring of SY 2012‐13, school administrators...
  • Blog Post: Newborn Screenings Now in Effect in TX

    Because of the hard work of advocates like you, all newborns in Texas will now be screened for critical congenital heart defects before leaving the hospital! Starting last week a simple procedure called pulse-oximetry will be performed on all newborns before they leave the hospital. It’s quick...
  • Blog Post: Texas Heart Walks Coming to a City Near You

    Heart Walk season is upon us and you are invited to join us at Heart Walks across Texas. Whether you want to create a team and help fundraise or volunteer on the day of the event, we need your help! Visit www.heartwalk.org to find your closest Heart Walk and email brian.bowser@heart.org about volunteer...
  • Blog Post: Mission Lifeline: Improving Cardiac Care in Wyoming

    Mission: Lifeline volunteers from across the state met the first week in August to discuss improving care for heart attack and stroke patients in Wyoming. The meeting was held in Casper and included representatives from Hospitals and EMS systems across the state. The volunteers enthusiastically embraced...
  • Blog Post: My Children are Why

    By Nicole Olmstead, Gov. Relations Director, Arizona The AHA/ASA recently launched a new campaign, “ Life is Why .” When you think about that phrase, “Life is Why” it brings to mind so many things. For me, I think about my kids—Emily, William and Katherine. I work...
  • Blog Post: What is all the fuss about e-cigarettes?

    Written by Erica Phung, Sr. Government Relations Director, Southern California Have you been to the movies lately or out at a café and noticed someone puffing on an e-cigarette and wondered – just what are those things? Who’s making them? And what’s in that cloud coming out...
  • Blog Post: The Case for Hands-Only CPR Training

    Written by Brittni Chicuata, Gov. Relations Director, Greater Bay Area Here at the American Heart Association, optimal cardiovascular health for all is paramount. We have set a 2020 Impact Goal of improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from heart disease...
  • Blog Post: Life is Why is the New Anthem of the American Heart and American Stroke Association

    A celebration of life, Life is Why offers a simple, yet powerful answer to the question of why we do what we do. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we want people to experience more of life’s precious moments. It’s why we’ve made better heart and brain...