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  • Massachusetts Heart Walk

    This is the Massachusetts Heart Walk event.
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  • CPR in Schools Issue Briefing

    Learn more about CPR training for school students. While less than eight percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims survive, a victim’s chance of survival doubles or triples if someone in the vicinity knows and administers CPR. Sadly, only one-in-four out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims...
  • Idaho Youth Lobby Day

    Join us as we lobby for heart healthy policies.
  • Opening Day of Hawaii Legislative Session

    Join us for lunch and meet your state legislators to discuss heart disease and stroke.
  • Washington State Lobby Day

    Join us for our annual Heart on the Hill Lobby Day at the Capitol in Olympia on Wednesday, January 30. Advocates like you from across the state will gather to meet with state legislators to encourage them to make Washington a heart healthy place to live, work and learn. We will advocate for policies...
  • Arizona State Lobby Day

    Join us for our annual Arizona State Lobby Day at the Capitol in Phoenix on Monday, January 31. Advocates, like you, from across the state will gather to meet with state legislators to encourage them to make Arizona a heart healthy place to live, work and learn. We will advocate to include CPR training...
  • Utah State Lobby Day

    Join us as we advocate for CPR education in high schools, heart defect screening for newborns and funding for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the Department of Health.
  • NYC Physical Education Survey Data Release - Press Event

    Join the American Heart Association, along with our partners at the Women's City Club, as well as several members of NY City Council as we reveal the results of our recent survey project focused on physical education in NYC! The AHA invited schools in all five boroughs, at all grade levels, to...
  • Heart and Stroke Day at the Legislature

    Join us as we meet with state legislators to encourage them to adopt policies that make Nevada a healthier place to live, including newborn heart defect screening, CPR training in schools, menu labeling, and formal recognition for hospitals fully equipped to treat the most severe cases of heart attacks...
  • California State Lobby Day

    Join us as we lobby for heart healthy policies.
  • Capitol Goes Red

    Join us in celebration of American Heart Month by wearing red on National Wear Red Day, Friday February 7 th . It's a simple, yet powerful way to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke. There are a number of volunteer opportunities associated with the event including preparing materials and...
  • California State Lobby Day 2014

    Where will you be on Wednesday, April 23rd? I’m hoping you’ll be able to join me at California’s Lobby Day. We need to ensure our mission of building healthier lives free from cardiovascular diseases and stroke is heard by our leaders in Sacramento—and your voice matters! California...
  • 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: Meet Mary Mandel, Our You're the Cure Hero

    Every day we take thousands of steps to get where we need to go. You're the Cure advocate Mary Mandel knows this and is advocating for everyone to take the step toward a healthier lifestyle! Meet Mary: As a heart attack survivor, I know the importance of taking time to take care of yourself...
  • Blog Post: Port Arthur Goes Smoke-Free!

    Last Tuesday, April 5th, the Port Arthur City Council voted unanimously (9-0) in favor of a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance! Port Arthur is now the 48th city in Texas to go smoke-free! We are incredibly thankful for all our smoke-free supporters who sent emails, made calls, and testified before...
  • Blog Post: Welcome New Louisiana Gov. Relations Director

    The American Heart Association is happy to announce that Ashley Bridges is the new Louisiana Government Relations Director. Ashley has been a dedicated volunteer for quite some time. She has participated in the Capital Area’s Go Red For Women fashion show and is a former state advocacy committee...
  • Blog Post: We Want You... To Come To State Lobby Day

    Don’t worry! There is still time to register for NC AHA You're the Cure State Lobby Day on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. But if you haven't already signed up - don't delay! Sign up here . The event will begin promptly at 9am with an issues overview and advocacy training at the legislative...
  • Blog Post: Denver Grassroots Action Team Leads the Way

    **Guest post written by Julie Knowles Denver volunteers met recently to discuss the American Heart Association’s advocacy efforts in Colorado. They also happily welcomed a new and very motivated member to the Denver Grassroots Action Team. The importance of finding volunteers from all over Colorado...
  • Blog Post: Legislative Update: We're One Step Closer to Improved Care

    When a heart attack occurs, quality care in a timely manner is essential to a patient’s survival. Coordinated systems of care, which include hospitals equipped and ready to deliver this care, are vital. Your AHA Colorado Advocacy Team, along with a dedicated group of You're the Cure...
  • Blog Post: Funding Medicaid in Alabama

    Recently, Alabama legislators passed a budget that does not fully fund the state's Medicaid program. In fact, it's $85 million less than the amount recommended by the commissioner! The lack of proper funding would lead to hospitals closing and physicians leaving the state. This would restrict...
  • Blog Post: Exercise their Minds: Protect PE

    The benefits of physical education ring clear as a school bell. With daily PE, we can keep kids’ hearts healthy and their minds in gear to do their best at school. The fact is, active kids learn better. And the benefits don’t end there. Physical education has positive impacts on their physical...
  • 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...