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  • Texas Lobby Day-January

    Join the American Heart Association for our Monthly Lobby Days. We are fighting for issues that will reduce heart disease and stroke in Texas, but we need your help! The January Lobby Day will be from 9am-Noon. Texas Lawmakers need to hear from you and our lobby days are an easy way to make...
  • Texas Lobby Day-February

    Join the American Heart Association for our Monthly Lobby Days. We are fighting for issues that will reduce heart disease and stroke in Texas, but we need your help! The February Lobby Day will be from 9am-Noon. Texas Lawmakers need to hear from you and our lobby days are an easy way to make...
  • Texas Lobby Day-March

    Join the American Heart Association for our Monthly Lobby Days. We are fighting for issues that will reduce heart disease and stroke in Texas, but we need your help! The March Lobby Day will be from 9am-3pm. Texas Lawmakers need to hear from you and our lobby days are an easy way to make your...
  • Texas Lobby Day-April

    Join the American Heart Association for our Monthly Lobby Days. We are fighting for issues that will reduce heart disease and stroke in Texas, but we need your help! The April Lobby day will be from 1PM-4PM. Texas Lawmakers need to hear from you and our lobby days are an easy way to make...
  • Texas Lobby Day-May

    Join the American Heart Association for our Monthly Lobby Days. We are fighting for issues that will reduce heart disease and stroke in Texas, but we need your help! The May Lobby Day will be from 10AM-Noon. Texas Lawmakers need to hear from you and our lobby days are an easy way to make...
  • 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...
  • AHA Lobby Day-Tobacco Prevention

    We invite you to join us for a lobby day as we start off the New Year excited to continue our fight to reduce heart disease and stroke in Texas. In 2013, your hard work and dedication helped us secure numerous victories at the Texas Capitol and we want to continue that work. American Heart Association...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Recap of CPR and AED Awareness Efforts in Utah

    Guest Bloggers: Utah Division Board President Lilian Khor and Board Chair Bob Cash With CPR and AED Awareness Week (June 1-7) recently passed, the American Heart Association would like to congratulate the Utah Legislature and Governor Gary Herbert for their efforts to save Utahns from the devastating...
  • Blog Post: What are you actually drinking?

    We all know that certain drinks have sugar in them but do you really know how much? Sometimes drinks that we think are healthy for us have sugar added and we don't realize it unless we read the label. This graphic from the Center for Science in the Public Interest illustrates how much sugar is in...
  • Blog Post: Think Fast: Utah is the 18th State to Do What?

    Utah has become the 18 th state to require high school students to take CPR training, adding to the more than one million graduates Nationwide who will be equipped with this lifesaving skill every year. Gov. Gary Herbert signed legislation into law in April that allocated $200,000 a year for hands...
  • Blog Post: Have a Heart Healthy Summer

    Guest Blogger: Kami Sutton, Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator Happy Summer, You’re the Cure Advocates! As the temperatures are rising and we are all preparing for the fun activities of summertime, I thought I would share with you my favorite low sodium summertime recipe! As a congenital heart...
  • Blog Post: Mark Your Calendar for the EmpowerMEnt Challenge!

    We’re gearing up for National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and we want you to be in on all of the action! Throughout September, we’re encouraging families across the country to take control of their healthy by participating in the EmpowerMEnt Challenge . Each week, families and kids...