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  • Blog Post: Meet Dr. Steven Houser - New President of AHA

    We’re excited to introduce the new AHA President, Steven Houser, Ph.D., FAHA. He not only serves as President but is the senior associate dean of research at Temple University. Most importantly Dr. Houser in a veteran You’re the Cure advocate having testified before Congress and has participated...
  • Blog Post: #RoadTripWithHeart

    You’re the Cure volunteers from across the country have started sitting down with lawmakers for the August legislative recess, and they’re making sure heart healthy policies are at the top of the agenda. They’re explaining why healthy school meals are critical to ensuring our kids...
  • Blog Post: Remarkable Success

    Each summer at the American Heart Association, we pause to reflect on all we've accomplished over a year . You're the Cure advocates are working hard, and they're truly changing their communities for the better! In the past year, our volunteers, staff and partners helped pass 74 state...
  • Blog Post: Research your candidates

    Patients, advocates, and all those who care about heart health know that robust investments in research paired with policies that support medical innovation are key to finding new cures and treatments. With heart disease and stroke being the No. 1 and No. 5 killers in America, it’s surprising that...
  • Blog Post: Federal Appropriations Update

    As Congress prepares to move forward on the spending bills necessary to keep the federal government running, we’re on the lookout for policy language that would run counter to our ongoing mission to reduce and someday end cardiovascular disease and stroke. In the House, the agriculture spending...
  • Blog Post: High School Graduates Prepared to Save a Life

    It's graduation season, and the American Heart Association and You're the Cure couldn't be more excited to celebrate this year's high school graduates. These bright young people not only bring fresh energy and ideas to our communities, workplaces and universities; in 32 states, they are...
  • Blog Post: Serving up anything but science

    We’ve written before about the record number of students participating in the National School Breakfast and Lunch programs, and about the laudable compromise reached by the Senate earlier this year that would keep nutrition standards strong so our kids can keep getting the healthy meals they need...
  • Blog Post: White House releases rules to protect public from tobacco

    Big news, You're the Cure Advocates! After a two year delay, the White House finally gave the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority over all tobacco products, including cigars, hookah, and e-cigarettes, in a move that protects both kids and adults across the country from taking up a life...
  • Blog Post: Advocates to Congress: Act FAST!

    Last month, 34 You're the Cure advocates came to Washington, D.C. to meet with their Senators and Representatives to discuss why they need to cosponsor the FAST Act. First, watch the powerful video below that explains why telestroke care is personal to them and so many like them across the country...
  • Blog Post: You've spoken loud and clear

    Just a couple months ago, thousands told us what you thought of the You’re the Cure advocacy program. You didn’t hold your opinions back…but that is exactly what we wanted and needed to hear. So, what did you tell us and what are we going do about it? Here are our top 3 takeaways...
  • Blog Post: It's time to fight for the NIH

    Not only does March kick-off the start of the NCAA basketball tournament, but also our push for more funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Last year, we achieved a major win when Congress gave the NIH an additional $2 billion in funding. But we cannot be satisfied with just one victory...
  • Blog Post: FAST Act Hill Day Wrap-Up

    Earlier this month, 34 You’re the Cure advocates and over 180 neurologists from across the country flew into Washington, D.C., joining together in support of the FAST (Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine) Act. This bill would expand coverage of telestroke services, regardless of where a patient...
  • Blog Post: Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week (Feb. 7- 14)

    This CHD Awareness Week we’re so grateful to reflect on the advocacy work of families across the country speaking up for our littlest hearts. Lawmakers have heard you and are taking action to make sure newborns receive critical screening at birth to detect congenital heart disease. Read more about...
  • Blog Post: Telestroke: Connected Care Helps Stroke Patients

    What is telestroke and why is it vital for stroke patients? Why is passing the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act important? Check out the infographic below to learn more. Text-only version
  • Blog Post: Three to Watch for in 2016

    With lawmakers back in Washington, we’ll be watching and working on three key issues to help improve the heart and brain health of every American: • Healthy school meals. As negotiations on a child nutrition bill get closer to the finish line, we’re enormously grateful to the tens...
  • Blog Post: You're the Cure Advocates' New Year's Resolutions

    It’s that time of year when we all make resolutions to get healthy, and for many of us, eating better is on the top of our list. As you plan healthier meals for your families, don’t forget the importance of the healthy meals your kids should be eating at school each day. The Healthy, Hunger...
  • Blog Post: Real People, Real Stories, Real Coverage

    Are you covered? It’s a question we’ve been asking the past couple years, and with another Open Enrollment season upon us, now is the perfect time to either get or find different health coverage before January 31, 2016. Our Hearts for Health Care website can help you track down all the...
  • Blog Post: Let's Toast to a Successful 2015

    Thanks to You’re the Cure advocates across the country, 2015 was a banner year in our goal to end heart disease and stroke. As we toast to 2016, let’s take a look back at everything we've accomplished together in the past 12 months. Here are just a few of the highlights! Let's...
  • Blog Post: Learn More About Healthy School Meals and NIH Research Funding

    Check out these videos to learn more about healthy school meals and medical research funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Why are healthy school meals important? Check out the video below! National Institutes of Health research affects us...
  • Blog Post: #KeepKidsFit

    The facts are clear when it comes to the benefits of daily physical education. Kids do better academically, skip school less, and are far more likely to lead a healthy lifestyle when they become adults. So we were surprised to learn that some lawmakers want to take away the Physical Education Program...
  • Blog Post: National School Lunch Week

    The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) established new school nutrition standards in 2010. The standards added more whole grains, fruits and vegetables to school meals, while cutting excess sodium and unhealthy fats. These standards and the majority of schools who have adopted them are currently at...
  • Blog Post: Rally for Medical Research Recap!

    Last month 25 You’re the Cure advocates traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the Rally for Medical Research. They joined nearly 300 individuals from 40 different states and the District of Columbia, who represented 125 different organizations. They spent an entire day on Capitol Hill meeting...
  • Blog Post: #Back2Healthy Blows Up

    As part of our ongoing Step Up to the Plate for School Meals campaign, You're the Cure and the AHA led a #Back2Healthy social media day of action on Thursday, September 3rd, to help build awareness and tell lawmakers we can't go back on strong school nutrition standards. With thousands of...
  • Blog Post: CPR in Schools Campaign Reaches Midpoint

    Just this month, North Dakota became the 25th state to require all students be trained in CPR before high school graduation. Today, New York became the 26th state to ensure their students will be CPR Smart! Today’s vote by the New York State Education Department Board of Regents means that more...
  • Blog Post: The Fight for Healthy School Meals

    All this month, You're the Cure advocates across the country will be meeting with their lawmakers and pushing to keep school meals healthy. This past week, a group of constituents from Congressman John Kline’s district met in Minnesota to explain why we must protect the strong nutrition standards...