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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...
  • Legislative Preview Dinner

    Mark your calendar now for our 2013 Legislative Preview Dinner, scheduled for Thursday, January 31 st at 6:00 pm in the Downtown Marriott at City Creek. Join us for dinner and presentations on the legislative issues that the AHA with be working on this session of the Utah Legislature. Come and find out...
  • 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.
  • 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: 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: My Motivation: Marc Watterson

    Guest Blogger: Marc Watterson, Gov. Relations Director, Utah The most rewarding aspect of my job is working on influential legislation in behalf of the hundreds of thousands of Utahan’s who struggle with cardiovascular disease and stroke each day. As volunteers and staff, each of us shares a...
  • 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: A Season of Thanks for this Year’s Accomplishments!

    Guest Blogger: Marc Watterson, Government Relations Director, Utah During this Holiday season we often take time to reflect on the past and give thanks for what we have and what we have been able to accomplish. This past year we have had tremendous success here in Utah in working toward our 2020 Goal...
  • Blog Post: Stroke Hospital Designation

    Guest Blogger: Marc Watterson, Government Relations Director, Utah For the past few years, the AHA has worked closely with the Utah Department of Health to create Administrative Rules to create a state level recognition process for hospitals that have achieved certification to effectively treat Stroke...
  • 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: Legislative Session Preview

    It’s hard to believe that Utah is getting ready to start a new legislative session on Monday, January 27. While we have been working hard preparing to pass lifesaving policies this year, it is YOU that is critical to our success! Take action today to fight heart disease and stroke in 2014. CLICK...
  • Blog Post: My Lifesaving Story Experience

    Written by Ryan Fowles, Utah As an Eagle Scout, I was required to learn life-saving skills as part of the first aid merit badge many years ago. When I was 11 or 12 years old, my cousin and I took the first aid class in Gunnison, Utah at the LDS stake center. I remember learning CPR and hoped I would...
  • 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...
  • Utah Heart on the Hill 2014

    Heart on the Hill, Utah Capitol Building, Room 130 Join us as we head to the Capitol to speak with our elected officials on issues related to heart disease and stroke. Free heart healthy breakfast and health screenings available for attendees! Please RSVP below. Parking information can be found...
  • 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: Heart on the Hill 2014 in Review

    Friday, February 7 th was a big day for the American Heart Association! As it was the 11 th annual Go Red for Women Day, we thought it would be a perfect day for our annual event, Heart on the Hill Day. On this day, AHA volunteers stormed the Capitol in RED to raise awareness about heart disease as well...
  • Blog Post: My Heart Month Highlight

    Guest Blogger: Marc Watterson, Government Relations Director, Utah This past month we had the privilege of celebrating many wonderful holidays. From Groundhogs Day to Valentines, from President’s Day to Random Acts of Kindness Day (February 17 th ). But most importantly, let’s not forget...
  • Blog Post: A Heartfelt Thanks

    Each year, we like to pause and give thanks during National Volunteer Week (April 6 th -12 th ) for the amazing contributions of volunteers like you. We know you have a choice when deciding which organization to dedicate your time and talents to and we’re honored you’ve chosen to contribute...
  • Blog Post: Recap of Walking Day in Utah

    Guest Blogger: Marc Watterson, Utah Government Relations Director On April 2 nd , 2014, people from across the nation gathered together for National Walking Day – a day set aside each year by the American Heart Association|American Stroke Association to encourage Americans to get active for...
  • Blog Post: Take Control of Your Health

    Did you know high blood pressure has also been called the “silent killer”? That’s because its symptoms are not always obvious, making the need for regular check-ups important. As we recognize High Blood Pressure Awareness Month, here are the facts: • High blood pressure (aka...
  • Blog Post: May is Stroke Month: Act FAST!!!

    Guest Blogger: Marc Watterson, Government Relations Director, Utah FAST – can you name the warning signs or symptoms of a stroke? If you’re like nearly one third of all Americans, the answer is no. Fortunately, the acronym FAST contains the answer: F ace droopiness, numbness and...
  • Blog Post: Declaring May as Stroke Month --- To Do or Not To Do?!

    Guest Blogger: Christie Thompson, RN, MSN, Utah I have been a member of the Utah Stroke Task Force since 2006. Often times, the Government Relations Director, Marc Watterson, has challenged the members to get involved in legislative issues surrounding stroke and heart disease, as well as reaching...