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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: Advocate Highlight: Mark Dunham

    Mark Dunham, Idaho I have been a lobbyist in Idaho since 1984. I was the CEO of the Idaho Association of REALTORS for almost 20 years, BSU’s lobbyist for 3 years, the Vice President of IACI, and starting in November of 2007, I was the Executive Director of the Idaho Associated General Contractors...
  • Blog Post: Smokefree Efforts are Gaining Ground Around the State

    Guest Blogger: Adrean Cavener, Idaho Government Relations Director The smokefree efforts are really gaining momentum in Idaho! After the recent passage of the state’s most comprehensive smokefree ordinance in Ketchum, other cities have been taking notice and looking at ordinances of their own...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight - Cody Fitzpatrick

    Cody Fitzpatrick, Idaho Cody Fitzpatrick is one of our newest volunteers at the American Heart Association in Idaho. When Cody was just 5 years old, he was found at the bottom of the community pool he was visiting with family. A bystander, Jennifer, or Cody’s “angel” as the Fitzpatrick...
  • Blog Post: What Could Be More Important?

    Guest Blogger: Pat Tucker I have met two people in my entire life who have been saved by CPR. Both of them beautiful young boys who understood at their tender ages that they would not be alive today without someone bringing them back to life with CPR. They both seem to have a special sense of their...
  • Blog Post: Idaho Do You Know How To Do Hands-Only CPR?

    Last week was National CPR Awareness Week and I wanted to ask for your help. Too few Idahoans know how simple it is to learn and perform Hands-Only CPR—but with your help, we can change that. Would you share this video PSA about Hands-Only CPR on Facebook? Educating your friends and family...
  • 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: Help Make Our Communities Smokefree

    The American Heart Association as a member of the Smokefree Idaho coalition is working to make communities across our state smokefree. With help from advocates like you we have helped pass smokefree ordinances in Boise and Ketchum that include all indoor places including bars. There is overwhelming...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight - Max Stein

    Max Stein, Idaho This month, we wanted to feature and thank our Smokefree Idaho Community Educator, Max Stein. Max has been working tirelessly in communities across the state to educate individuals and businesses on the harms of secondhand smoke. Because of his work, Smokefree Idaho has reached an...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: J. Antonio G Lopez, MD FAHA

    J. Antonio G. Lopez, MD FAHA The American Heart Association (AHA) has supported and played a pivotal role throughout my career in cardiovascular research, leading to my focus on the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Presently, I am the Director of Preventive Cardiology, the Lipid...
  • Blog Post: What is Pediatric Cardiomyopathy?

    Did you know that one in every 100,000 children in the U.S. under the age of 18 is diagnosed with a diseased state of the heart known as cardiomyopathy ? While it is a relatively rare condition in kids, it poses serious health risks, making early diagnosis important. As the heart weakens due to abnormities...
  • Blog Post: August Recess - Supporting the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act

    written by Nicole Olmstead, Government Relations Director, Arizona This fall students are heading back to healthier school lunches. As a result of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, schools are now required to provide meals with more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. They must limit the...
  • Blog Post: Vance Lobe - What the Affordable Care Act means for me

    Vance Lobe It’s been almost one year now since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges were implemented and I thought it was time to reflect on how this has affected my life. I am a two time heart attack survivor, starting with the first one about five and a half years ago. I was gainfully...
  • Blog Post: Trick or Treat?

    Candy Corn, Gummy Bears, Peanut Butter Cups, Swedish Fish, Candy Bar, Bubblegum and Cotton Candy… These may sound like treats the neighborhood kids are hoping to pick up when they go trick-or-treating later this month, but they’re actually the tricks used by companies to hook our kids on...
  • Blog Post: Idaho is One of Six States Where Obesity Rates Are Still Going Up

    Guest Blogger: Grace Henscheid, Grassroots Advocacy Director In early September the State of Obesity Report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust of America’s Health was released and it is clear there is still much work to be done in our fight against obesity. While there...
  • Blog Post: Giving Thanks for a Great Year!

    As fall draws to a close, we are taking the time to thank all of our volunteers and celebrating a great year. Together, You’re the Cure advocates, like you, successfully advocated for heart healthy and stroke smart policies in their communities and states. We could not achieve the positive change...
  • Blog Post: Welcome Erin Bennett

    Guest Blogger: Erin Bennett, Idaho Government Relations Director I’m excited to join the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association as the new Government Relations Director in Idaho, and to continue the great work we are doing to further our mission here. The AHA/ASA has been...
  • Blog Post: The 2015 Legislative Session is Just Around the Corner

    Guest Blogger: Erin Bennett, Idaho Government Relations Director The upcoming 2015 Idaho Legislative Session promises to be another busy one at the American Heart Association. The recent elections have given us some fresh faces on familiar committees, as well as changes to a few key positions in leadership...