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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: Texans testify in support of Grocery Access Investment

    On Thursday, March 19, Texans representing a variety of businesses and populations in Texas testified on behalf of HB 1485, the Texas Grocery Access Investment Act, in a hearing held by the House Committee on Economic and Small Business Development. Only a day after a large Advocating for Heart day during...
  • Blog Post: Texas Kids Tell Legislators It's Important to Be #CloserToMyGrocer

    On Wednesday, March 18, the Voices for Healthy Kids Texas campaign team hosted a Youth Advocating for Heart event at the Texas Capitol to advocate on behalf of increased access to healthy foods. Watch the recap video here! “We’re trying to make it fair for other people who don’t...
  • Blog Post: Carol Sterling

    Carol Sterling began her time as a volunteer for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in Ponca City, working with Heart Walk. Over the past few years, Carol became involved in the Go Red for Women campaign through the Passion Committee. Her first opportunity to learn about Advocacy...
  • Blog Post: Ask Texas Lawmakers to Fund Prevention Programs

    Because of your help over the last three months lawmakers have drafted a state budget that includes several important investments for heart disease and stroke prevention. Take Action Here and ask lawmakers to fund critical measures that will prevent and treat heart disease and stroke: http://p2a.co/DKoFezs...
  • Blog Post: Poll Finds Texans Overwhelmingly Support Texas Grocery Access Investment

    83% of Texans favor a program to increase the number of grocery stores in Texas that sell healthier food in underserved communities that need stores. Click each image to enlarge and find out more about HB 1485 and SB 1590, the Texas Grocery Access Investment Act.
  • Blog Post: May is American Stroke Month

    Anyone can have a stroke and everyone should be ready. Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke and every 4 minutes, someone dies from a stroke. That is why The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is inviting all Americans to become Stroke Heroes by learning and sharing...
  • Blog Post: How to Keep the Winning Game Going

    You're the Cure on the Hill isn’t the only opportunity to connect with members of Congress! As their constituents, you have the power and the RIGHT to tell them at any time to step up to the plate on the heart and stroke issues you care about most. Here are some tips for getting your lawmaker...
  • Blog Post: Published in TribTalk: Bringing Texans closer to their grocer

    Tania Boughton and Dr. Stephen Pont write in TribTalk, a publication of The Texas Tribune , on how Texas Grocery Access Investment would create jobs, save taxpayers millions in health care costs, and improve quality of life in rural and urban communities. Check out the May 8 article here! Tania Noelle...
  • Blog Post: Lobby Day MVPs in the Spotlight

    There were SO many amazing stories surrounding this year’s Hill Day that it was hard to narrow down our annual lobby day award winners. Not a bad problem to have! Please join us in congratulating these You’re the Cure MVPs, and then learn more about their stories in this video. Science...
  • Blog Post: Join us at the Texas Capitol on June 30th!

    Thank you for your continued dedication to advancing heart healthy and stroke smart policies. Please join us at the Texas Capitol for our Advocating for Heart event on June 30! RSVP to secure your spot today. What: Advocating for Heart When: Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 1:30-3:30 pm Whe r e...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Leading Texas Advocates

    We would like to recognize our Ace, Champion, and Hero advocates for their continued dedication in the fight against heart disease and stroke! Your time, energy, and passion has made all the difference in advancing our mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The...
  • Blog Post: Advocates Turn the Hill Red!

    Over 380 advocates met in Washington, DC for You're the Cure on the Hill to step up for heart health. Our group of dedicated advocates met with 293 legislative offices throughout the day to advocate for increased research funding and healthy school meals. Advocates mingled with YTC networkers from...
  • Blog Post: AHA Statement on Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller’s Announcement

    The State of Texas has long been a leader in school nutrition policy by limiting the use of deep fat fryers, carbonated beverages, and unhealthy food fundraisers in our schools. Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced updates to Texas’ school nutrition policy, which roll back...
  • Blog Post: End of Session Update on the Texas Grocery Access Program

    During the 84th Texas Legislative Session, the Voices for Healthy Kids Texas Campaign led efforts in support of the Texas Grocery Access Investment Act (HB 1485 and SB 1590), which would have provided grants and low interest loans to retailers to open new stores or renovate existing stores in low and...
  • Blog Post: Heart Healthy Summer Treat: Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Soft Serve

    If you’re like me and have a huge sweet tooth, then you know that summer means ice cream season! On a hot summer day there is nothing better than cooling off with a delicious helping of this frozen treat. Unfortunately, ice cream is not necessarily the healthiest option in the world, but luckily...
  • 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...