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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.
  • Blog Post: The American Heart Association is excited for summer

    Guest Blogger: Erin Bennett, Idaho Government Relations Director Despite the sometimes stormy weather, we’re excited for summer and all the great things we’re working on in Idaho! On May 11-12, survivor and advocate Pamela Dell and I traveled to Washington, DC for the AHA’s National...
  • Blog Post: Shrimp Tacos - Delicious Decisions

    Cooking at home more often is a great way to start changing your relationship with salt. Meals on the go can be hard on your heart, because many prepared foods and restaurant foods are loaded with sodium. And did you know that meals away from home account for nearly half the money Americans spend on...
  • Blog Post: Summer Health Tips

    The arrival of summer means days at the pool, family barbeques, picnics, sports and other outdoor activities. Below are a few tips that you can use this summer to keep your whole family happy and healthy. Staying active in the summer months Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate! Drink plenty of water...
  • Blog Post: Heart Saver Spotlight: Skylar Berry

    Every year there are almost 424,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the United States, and of this figure an estimated 10,200 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen to children. Sadly, only 10% of victims who suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting survive, largely in part because many...
  • Blog Post: Test Your Knowledge of Sodium

    Take our quiz to find out if you relationship with sodium and salt needs couples therapy! Click here for the quiz . You may be asking yourself: What’s the big deal about sodium? How does it affect my heart health? Sodium is a mineral that’s essential for life. It’s regulated in...
  • Blog Post: School is out for the summer, but the AHA is still looking out for students

    Guest Blogger: Erin Bennett, Idaho Government Relations Director The days keep getting hotter, and we are on fire, working hard to prepare for all the exciting things we will be doing this fall! In 2014, we worked to pass CPR in Schools Legislation that will be implemented when school starts this...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight - Tim Gable

    Meet Tim Gable, a young survivor who had a stroke at age 25 and spent his 26 th birthday in the hospital. Tim’s a new AHA/ASA volunteer who has become a key advocate for our upcoming Saving Strokes Event in Provo. Here’s Tim’s story… My friends and I had decided to go on a...
  • Blog Post: New Stroke Guidelines Will Change Stroke Treatment in the U.S

    Each year, more than 690,000 Americans have strokes caused by blood clots blocking vessels in the brain, called ischemic strokes. Some of the clots can grow large and may require intense therapy to treat. However, widely celebrated new research reaffirms that large blood clots in the brain are less...
  • Blog Post: Every Idahoan Deserves Access to Affordable Healthcare

    Right now in Idaho, approximately 78,000 individuals fall into what is known as the coverage gap. These are Idaho workers, veterans, and others who do not have access to affordable healthcare because they earn too much to qualify for Medicaid programs, but not enough to receive tax subsidies to purchase...
  • 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: Healthy lunch ideas for the back to school season

    Guest Blogger - Kami Sutton Grassroots Coordinator Now that the kiddos have picked out their first day of school outfits, packed those backpacks and started to settle in to class, it is important that you send them off each day with a heart healthy, nutrition packed lunch they will actually eat! ...
  • Blog Post: Close the Gap, Share Your Story

    Guest Blogger: Erin Bennett, Idaho Government Relations Director Do you know someone who falls in the healthcare coverage gap in Idaho? Do you fall in the gap? Do you, your family, your friends, and coworkers have access to the care needed to ensure you stay healthy? Odds are, you know someone...
  • 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 - Brianne Cassidy

    At age 24, Brianne Cassidy’s personality made a 180-degree change. She went from someone who made herself sick over the thought of a job interview or public speaking, to a young lady who gained so much confidence that she uprooted from her childhood home in Suburban Seattle and moved to the city...
  • Blog Post: World Stroke Day is October 29th

    October 29th is World Stroke Day, a day to raise awareness about stroke, America’s fifth leading cause of death. World Stroke Day is a global campaign aimed at reducing the incidence of stroke around the world by educating communities on the facts and myths about stroke. In the United States, stroke...
  • Blog Post: An Update on our Smokefree Idaho Efforts

    Guest Blogger: Erin Bennett, Idaho Government Relations Director No one should have to choose between their job and their health. Yet, in Idaho, many workers are faced with this choice every day. In bars, hotels, and even small businesses across the state, gaps in second hand smoke laws leave workers...
  • Blog Post: Brenda Pollard

    For the first time in my life I’m spending a lot of time in bars. Much to the surprise of my family, I know every bar in the community and enjoy my visits with the owners, employees and customers finding out how they deal with secondhand smoke. I’m Brenda Pollard, the Pocatello grassroots...
  • Blog Post: Idaho Children Deserve Quality Physical Education

    Guest Blogger: Erin Bennett, Idaho Government Relations Director Physical education is crucial to our children’s health. Research has shown that a high quality physical education program can not only reduce the rates of childhood obesity and associated chronic diseases, but can also help children...