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  • Idaho Lobby Day

    Please join us for our Idaho state Lobby Day.
  • 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...
  • Idaho Youth Lobby Day

    Join us as we lobby for heart healthy policies.
  • Idaho State Lobby Day Dinner

    Join us for dinner and issue training in preparation for Idaho State Lobby Day.
  • Idaho State Lobby Day

    Join us as we meet with state lawmakers to discuss the very important issues of PE requirements and CPR training in our schools. In addition we will also be advocating for the establishment of STEMI and Stroke systems of care to ensure Idaho stroke victims receive the very best care possible.
  • Saving Strokes-Boise

    Saving Strokes is a Rehabilitation Through Golf Program for Stroke Survivors and their caregivers. Stroke Survivors are paired with PGA professionals to either be introduced or reintroduced to the game of golf. The event provides both survivors and caregivers an opportunity to network with people who...
  • Blog Post: The 2016 Legislative Session Will Be a Busy One

    Guest blogger: Erin Bennett, Idaho Government Relations Director The 2016 Idaho Legislative Session is gearing up, and the AHA has plenty of work to do on all our policy priorities. Over the interim, we worked with the Department of Education on improving Physical Education content standards in K-12...
  • Blog Post: Youth and e-cigarette exposure

    About 18 million U.S. middle and high school students – 70 percent – are exposed to e-cigarette (also known as e-cigs) advertising online, in stores, newspapers, magazines and movies, and on television, according to a report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Highlight - Sara Hoffman

    Hi my name is Sara and I am 37 years old. This year should have been one of the happiest times of my life. On April 18, 2015, I was married on a beach in Mexico. Like any bride, I spent months planning the wedding and could not wait to celebrate with our friends and family. The shocking part of this...
  • Blog Post: Safer Routes to Schools means safer, healthier kids

    Guest Blogger: Erin Bennett, Idaho Government Relations Director Safe Routes to Schools (SRTS) means safer, healthier Idaho kids. SRTS is a project that provides funding to improve infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects that encourage walking and biking to school. Over the past several months...
  • Blog Post: Update on the Healthy Idaho Plan

    Guest Blogger: Erin Bennett, Idaho Government Relations Director As part of the Close the Gap Coalition in Idaho, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) has been working hard to support the Healthy Idaho Plan, which would expand health care access to the 78,000 Idahoans...
  • Blog Post: Update on Christian Lybbert

    Aimee Lybbert, Mother of CHD (Congenital Heart Defect) Survivor, Christian, updates us on his life now and what she sees every day as a “Heart Mom” You can catch up on Christian’s story from nearly two years ago here . Christian will be three at the end of next month. He's...
  • Blog Post: Take the You're the Cure Advocate Survey

    2015 was a great year for You're the Cure advocates and the many policy efforts that you work on. We have big plans for 2016, and we want to hear from you and what you want to see in the future for You're the Cure . So take the survey now and let your voice be heard.
  • Blog Post: Healthcare Coverage Gap

    Guest Blogger: Erin Bennett, Idaho Government Relations Director The Legislative session is still moving fast, with a number of important pieces of legislation still being discussed and debated. We have been working with a number of partners throughout the session to support legislation that will...
  • Blog Post: Idaho Youth Lobby Day 2016

    Guest Blogger: Erin Bennett, Idaho Government Relations Director The Idaho Division of the AHA / ASA hosted the 6 th Annual Youth Lobby Day, on Thursday, February 4, 2016. In partnership with Voices for Healthy Kids, the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance, the YMCA, and others, over 75 students spent the day...
  • Blog Post: AHA President Says: The Science is Clear on Sodium Reduction

    Check this out! In a new video, the President of the AHA, Dr. Mark Creager, explains that the science behind sodium reduction is clear. He says that robust evidence has linked excess sodium intake with high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. And, he points...
  • Blog Post: Healthcare Expansion - What Almost Was

    The 63 rd Idaho State Legislature adjourned on March 25 th , 2016. This means most legislators will go back to their districts to begin campaigning, and to discuss their accomplishments this session. However, the accomplishments for the session are tempered by the major issue they failed to address –...
  • Blog Post: Jocelyn Gomez

    August 7 th , 2015 was the start of the most life-changing event of our lives. My father, mother, and I were sitting in the emergency room that night waiting to be called on. As the minutes went by a tragedy was about to occur without even knowing. My father was at the emergency room for the pain he...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight - TJ Haynes

    For TJ Haynes it was a matter of time. TJ recently threw out the first pitch at a Mustangs game in Dehler Park to promote the AHA’s Raise the Roof in Red campaign after suffering a heart attack just a few months before. On May 25, 2015 TJ had gone to the local shooting range in preparation for...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Highlight - Craig Miller

    My adventure with cardiac disease is not one that everyone reading this will experience. It's 2016 and looking back I truly feel like a survivor. I have had seven stents, one robotic bypass and suffered a Transient ischemic attack (TIA). I have had eleven angioplasties’ to either place stents...
  • Blog Post: Will you help influence scientific research?

    We need to hear from consumers like you as the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) partner together on the future of research. Your experience could lead to the next research study to improve heart disease and stroke treatment. As an advocate...
  • Blog Post: Active Communities are Healthy Communities

    Guest Blogger: Erin Bennett, Idaho Government Relations Director For the last 12 months the American Heart Association and our coalition partners have been working diligently on educating legislators on the benefits of investing in the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. Investing in making our...
  • Blog Post: Keeping Cool & Healthy This Summer!

    When the temperatures start rising this summer, it is important to stay cool and refreshed. Especially for the kiddos who will be home from school, getting their physical activity out in the hot summer sun! Instead of serving up ice cream or popsicles, treat them one of these delicious frozen goodies...