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  • Texas Lobby Day-January

    Join the American Heart Association for our Monthly Lobby Days. We are fighting for issues that will reduce heart disease and stroke in Texas, but we need your help! The January Lobby Day will be from 9am-Noon. Texas Lawmakers need to hear from you and our lobby days are an easy way to make...
  • Texas Lobby Day-February

    Join the American Heart Association for our Monthly Lobby Days. We are fighting for issues that will reduce heart disease and stroke in Texas, but we need your help! The February Lobby Day will be from 9am-Noon. Texas Lawmakers need to hear from you and our lobby days are an easy way to make...
  • Texas Lobby Day-March

    Join the American Heart Association for our Monthly Lobby Days. We are fighting for issues that will reduce heart disease and stroke in Texas, but we need your help! The March Lobby Day will be from 9am-3pm. Texas Lawmakers need to hear from you and our lobby days are an easy way to make your...
  • Texas Lobby Day-April

    Join the American Heart Association for our Monthly Lobby Days. We are fighting for issues that will reduce heart disease and stroke in Texas, but we need your help! The April Lobby day will be from 1PM-4PM. Texas Lawmakers need to hear from you and our lobby days are an easy way to make...
  • Texas Lobby Day-May

    Join the American Heart Association for our Monthly Lobby Days. We are fighting for issues that will reduce heart disease and stroke in Texas, but we need your help! The May Lobby Day will be from 10AM-Noon. Texas Lawmakers need to hear from you and our lobby days are an easy way to make...
  • AHA Lobby Day-Tobacco Prevention

    We invite you to join us for a lobby day as we start off the New Year excited to continue our fight to reduce heart disease and stroke in Texas. In 2013, your hard work and dedication helped us secure numerous victories at the Texas Capitol and we want to continue that work. American Heart Association...
  • Advocating for Heart at the Texas Capitol

    We welcome you to save the date and join us for Advocating for Heart at the Texas Capitol on September 16. We will renew our efforts to engage Texas lawmakers on the importance of building a stronger system of care that will work to improve health outcomes and survival rates from our #1 killer, cardiovascular...
  • Blog Post: Advocating for Heart at Texas Capitol

    On September 16 more than 20 Texas advocates met at the Capitol for an American Heart Association “Advocating for Heart Day.” The day kicked off with an informative training and inside look at the ways hospitals utilize data for quality improvement. The team then split into groups and...
  • Blog Post: You're The Cure in the Capital City

    You’re the Cure advocates came together last week to raise awareness around World Stroke Day in the capital city. Local advocates met on Monday, October 27 th with the Austin Grassroots Action Team (GAT) convening for their initial meeting in advance of the 2015 Legislative Session. Volunteers...
  • Blog Post: Let's Advocate for Heart

    Join us for Advocating for Heart at the Texas Capitol on November 12 to support funding for the Texas Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Program. Enacted in the late 90’s, this program has been successful at preventing youth from starting to smoke and helps current smokers to quit by providing...
  • Blog Post: Texas Cities Recognize World Stroke Day

    Austin On Wednesday October 29th, World Stroke Day, stroke survivors John Murphy & Anand Raghunathan, as well as Grassroots Action Team member Charmagne Coston, met with Austin City Council member Laura Morrison to accept a proclamation declaring October 29th as World Stroke Day in Austin. John...
  • Blog Post: Meet Pkaye Washington

    Hello I'm Pkaye Washington. Back in 1991, I was diagnosed with a hereditary heart condition where the muscles of my heart didn't pump as strong as a normal person. Since then I've been hospitalized at least three times due to heart related issues. I realized that sodium is my enemy and that...
  • Blog Post: This Holiday Season, Shop Heart!

    It's that time of year again, when we’re all doing our last minute holiday shopping. This year consider giving a gift from the heart. Shop Heart and choose from an assortment of items like cookbooks, apparel, and accessories. You can share the message of heart health when you give an American...
  • Blog Post: NEHA AGGARWAL

    Neha Aggarwal, You’re the Cure Advocate One day while he was walking through the park, Neha Aggarwal’s maternal grandfather suddenly fell to the ground—he had unexpectedly suffered a stroke. Before the stroke, her grandfather had been very active mentally, physically, socially, and...
  • Blog Post: Closer to My Grocer

    We are excited to introduce a new issue campaign that will focus exclusively on our efforts to reduce obesity in Texas by increasing access to healthy foods. Please visit www.CloserToMyGrocer.com for more… We believe that everyone deserves to have access to healthy foods regardless of where...
  • Blog Post: Volunteers Advocate on Childhood Obesity and Grocery Access at the Capitol

    On Tuesday, December 9, the Voices for Healthy Kids Texas Campaign Team hosted its first Advocating for Heart day at the Texas Capitol to educate legislators and their staff members on childhood obesity and grocery access issues in Texas. It was also an introduction to the grocery access issue for the...
  • Blog Post: Obesity Prevention Experts Meet in Austin

    The Texas State Leadership Council for Obesity Prevention held its first meeting on Tuesday, December 9, in Austin . The newly formed Council serves as the expert advisory body to state volunteers and staff on state and local obesity prevention public advocacy issues. Council members, together forming...
  • Blog Post: Texas Volunteers Come Together to Fight Obesity

    This week, You’re the Cure volunteers across Texas joined forces to plan for the upcoming Texas legislative session and learn about childhood obesity and grocery access. Grassroots Action Team Meets in Austin The Austin Grassroots Action Team (GAT) is the action-oriented volunteer group that...
  • Blog Post: We Are Advocating for Heart on January 21

    Join us at the Texas Capitol as we unveil our legislative priorities and fight for a healthier Texas. What : Advocating for Heart at the Capitol When : Wednesday, January 21st, 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm Where : The Texas Capitol, Extension Room E1.014 Why : To support the American Heart Association’s...
  • Blog Post: Suzanne Villarreal-Lozano's Advocacy Journey

    Throughout my 31 years of volunteering for the American Heart Association I have worn many hats. But I can safely say some of my most memorable moments have come as an advocacy volunteer fighting for heart and stroke legislation. We live in a democracy and that means we get to shape the community that...
  • Blog Post: Share Your Story!

    During the 2015 Texas Legislative session, the Voices for Healthy Kids Texas Team is working hard to present an informative and persuasive campaign on the issue of food access in Texas, but… we need your help! Your lawmakers want to hear from you about the issues that you, your family, and your...
  • Blog Post: Join us at a Wear Red Day Event Near You!

    We are excited to announce that local governments are recognizing National Wear Red Day in communities across Texas. At these events an official City Proclamation will be read proclaiming February 6th as National Wear Red Day . American Heart Association volunteers and heart disease survivors will be...
  • Blog Post: You’re Invited to Advocate for Heart… and for Kids!

    Join us for Advocating for Heart at the Texas Capitol on March 18 to advocate for increased grocery access to prevent childhood obesity. Youth advocates are encouraged to join us over their spring break! Healthy eating decreases the risk of obesity and heart disease, but access to healthy food is...
  • Blog Post: Recognizing You're the Cure Champions and Heroes

    We would like to thank our most active You’re the Cure advocates. Please view members that have reached the Champion or Hero rank from across the SouthWest Affiliate. Did you know that by being an active You’re the Cure member you get points for all the different actions you take? Points...
  • Blog Post: Wear Red Day at the Texas Capitol

    On Wednesday, February 4th, the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate helped to turn the Pink Dome RED in support of National Wear Red Day on February 6th. A group of twenty American Heart Association volunteers and staff were in the galleries as Texas House Representative Patricia Harless...