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  • You're the Cure Community Site Training IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • You're the Cure Community Site Training - IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • You're the Cure Community Site Training - IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • You're the Cure Community Site Training - IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • You're the Cure Community Site Training - IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • You're the Cure Community Site Training - IL, IN & MN

    You've seen the site, now learn the details! We just launched the next generation of the You're the Cure website, and it's centered around you (yes, you!). The new site is customized for every advocate based on what issues matters most to you, where you live, who is a part of your community...
  • Great American Smokeout

    What: A rally in Downtown South Bend in support of smoke-free air for ALL Indiana workers. We will take an aerial picture of supporters in the shape of a no-smoking sign. Where: Downtown South Bend. We will meet on the grid of the College Football Hall of Fame for the picture. When: November 15...
  • Blog Post: Committee talks making fresh food more accessible in “food deserts”

    Danielle Patterson, government relations director for the American Heart Association, said the $5 million dollars a year for funding is a small investment in the process of making healthy food accessible. “Those numbers can be leveraged against federal dollars, private dollars, grant dollars...
  • Blog Post: September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and to help raise awareness with families across the country, the American Heart Association has brought back a fun and easy way to help you with the No. 1 health concern among parents – childhood obesity. Through the Life is Why Family Health...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Katie Nave

    Katie Nave works in cardiac critical care and sees the devastation of heart disease every day. She also has battled her own weight problems since childhood. After the birth of her two children, she knew she needed to adopt healthy behavior for them. She quit eating sugary snacks and replaced them with...
  • Blog Post: Sing to End Stroke

    One in three Americans can’t recall any stroke warning signs. What if singing a song could help people recognize a stroke and give someone the power to save a life? On World Stroke Day, October 29th, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is using music to help people remember...
  • Blog Post: Did you know: Congestive Heart Failure

    Did you know: the number of Americans diagnosed with heart failure is expected to increase by nearly 40 percent during the next 15 years and the costs of managing the illness will almost double, according to a new report from the American Heart Association released last Tuesday. Congestive heart failure...
  • Blog Post: We're Feeling Grateful

    As AHA Advocacy staff, we get to work alongside the most remarkable volunteers- like YOU! We get to see lives improved and lives saved as a result of the work we’ve done together, and for that, we're grateful. As You’re the Cure volunteers, you share personal stories of loved ones...
  • Blog Post: Get Social With Your Members of Congress

    Will you be on Facebook or Twitter today? Your Members of Congress and their staff will be, and it's a good place to reach them according to a report released in October by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF). The CMF report, #SocialCongress , says Congressional offices are listening...
  • Blog Post: Check out this article about Northwest Indiana residents access to health foods, featuring Danielle Patterson, Government Relations Director with the American Heart Association

    Less than three miles from Gary is what Chickita Merriweather would describe as a food haven. But getting there is no small feat. The mother of seven embarks on an hour long journey every two weeks, which includes a seven-block walk on sometimes inaccessible streets to get to the nearest bus stop...
  • Blog Post: RSVP to join us at the Statehouse!

    February is American Heart Month and it will be here before you know it! You're invited to help the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology kick off the month by joining us in Indianapolis for a free advocacy event at the Statehouse on February 2nd. Click here to register...
  • Blog Post: Join us on National Wear Red Day, Friday, February 5

    The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women are asking for your support by participating in National Wear Red Day® on Friday, February 5, 2016 and donating to help fund research during American Health Month. Why Go Red? Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each...
  • Blog Post: Reminder: send your message today!

    Great news! Last Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted 61-36 to pass House Bill 1001. As you may remember, this is the legislation that includes a $1 increase in Indiana’s cigarette tax. Thank you to every advocate who attended our Day at the Statehouse last week, every advocate who submitted...
  • 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: The healthy difference a month can make

    March is Nutrition Month, and a perfect time to get more involved with the AHA’s ongoing efforts to promote science-based food and nutrition programs that help reduce cardiovascular disease and stroke. Every day, we’re seeing new initiatives: to make fruits and vegetables more affordable...
  • Blog Post: CDC releases new study about school lunches

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new study entitled, “Improvements and Disparities in Types of Foods and Milk Beverages Offered in Elementary School Lunches, 2006–2007 to 2013–2014,” by Lindsey Turner, Punam Ohri-Vachaspati, Lisa Powell and Frank...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Brandie Kersey

    Brandie Kersey, Indiana Birthdays are times of celebration. And our 21st birthday – well many of us remember that as a milestone of graduating into adulthood. But turning 21 was not a happy occasion for Brandie Kersey. Working two jobs, Brandie suddenly started experiencing some health problems...
  • 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: Share Your Story: James Young

    James Young, Michigan Winter season 2011, will forever be a reminiscence of what eventually became a diagnosis of Congestive Heart Failure. There I was, after a snow storm, shoveling a path down the sidewalk when I began to cough up, what I thought to be phlegm. However, after taking further notice...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story: Wilda Evans

    Wilda Evans Indiana Wilda Evans realized the importance of heart health as a young girl as she watched her father suffer a series of heart attacks five years apart. “When my father was in his 70s, the doctors told him he had the body of a 50-year old. He was fit and healthy, except for his heart”...