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  • Massachusetts Heart Walk

    This is the Massachusetts Heart Walk event.
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    This is Massachusetts Event 1.
  • MA Event 2

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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: Happy Heart Hour in OKC!

    On Thursday, June 18 th the Voice for Healthy Kids, Oklahoma City team held a Happy Heart Hour with the hopes of deepening the involvement of existing volunteers and creating some excitement around the campaign for a healthier Oklahoma City! They ran an approximately 20 minute program to include an...
  • Blog Post: Stroke Smart Legislation Signed by Gov. Mary Fallin

    On June 10 th , Governor Mary Fallin held a ceremonial bill signing of House Bill 1463 , by Representative Elise Hall and Senator Jason Smalley . This bill updates the current statute regarding the development of a system of a care for stroke in Oklahoma to include evidence-based recommendations, such...
  • Blog Post: Advocating for Heart at the Texas Capitol

    A group of 22 dedicated volunteers visited with 30 legislative offices to express appreciation of their support of House Bill 1 – the Texas Budget, which dedicated 2 million in critical funding for the Heart Attack and Stroke Data Collection program and maintained current funding for tobacco cessation...
  • Blog Post: Look What You Did!

    Your SouthWest Affiliate Advocacy team is kicking off the new fiscal year by recognizing the tremendous advocacy successes that we couldn’t have achieved without YOU this past legislative session. While we might be six states, we are one affiliate, with one mission - to fight heart disease and...
  • Blog Post: Nancy Birnbaum

    I recently met You're the Cure advocate Nancy Birnbaum, a registered nurse who resides in College Station, Texas at the Advocating for Heart event at the Capitol. I loved the passion and enthusiasm she showed for the AHA mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke...
  • Blog Post: Tobacco's Latest Threat: E-Cigarettes

    Tobacco Companies are aggressively marketing e-cigarettes to our nation's youth, and it's working. With thousands of flavors like cotton candy, Swedish fish and gummi bears, it's no wonder e-cigarette use among young people has tripled. The American Heart Association and its partners are...
  • Blog Post: FL 2015 State Legislative Session Outcome Report

    The 2015 special session wrapped up on June 20 and many organizations including the American Heart Association were left scratching their heads at everything that transpired over the course of the special session. While the main issue was Medicaid Expansion, there were several budgetary issues and other...
  • Blog Post: Should Every Child Have Healthy Food?

    Should every child have healthy food? It seems obvious they should, but the fact is, in Virginia, many do not. Many Virginians live in areas called food deserts, where access to affordable nutritious food is limited or nonexistent. Lack of access to healthy foods is a terrible set up for health problems...
  • Blog Post: We're About to Miss Out on Healthier Food and Drink Choices for Howard County

    Howard County is about to miss out on a chance to get healthier! Please act now , and save CB 17-2015 to make healthier food and drink choices more widely accessible, available, and affordable on county property and during county programs. County Council passed this bill to help make the healthy choice...
  • Blog Post: Mom Becomes Heart, CPR Advocate After Losing her Son

    Melinda Kentfield lost her son Taylor to cardiac arrest on September 10, 2013. The 21-year-old junior at South Dakota State University had collapsed while jogging with two friends. One friend ran to call 9-1-1 while the other stayed with Taylor. Several minutes passed before a police officer and then...