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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: Port Lavaca Stays Smoke-Free

    Earlier this month, residents of Port Lavaca, Texas voted 72% to uphold their comprehensive smoke-free ordinance! To give you a sense of the timeline, the City Council passed an ordinance by a 5-1 vote that included making bars and restaurants smoke free, effective April 2015. In August, several local...
  • Blog Post: Advocates Raise Awareness of Stroke

    In honor of stroke awareness, the City of Austin has proclaimed October 29th, 2015 as World Stroke Day. On October 14th Austin Mayor Pro Tem, Kathie Tovo, presented the World Stroke Day proclamation to Chris Figureida, the cyclist behind Cycle for Heart. Chris has traveled thousands of miles around the...
  • Blog Post: North Texas Advocates are "Part of the Puzzle"

    Here at the American Heart Association, Life is Why we work to eliminate heart disease and stroke. You're the Cure Advocates are Why we are able to create healthier lives and communities through policy change! On Saturday, November 14, seventeen You’re the Cure volunteers from all over North...
  • Blog Post: With more children at risk for heart disease, make healthy changes this Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving from the American Heart Association! This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for all of our amazing advocates who take the time to help us save lives, whether it is coming to the Capitol for an Advocating for Heart Day or simply educating family and friends about the importance of heart...
  • Blog Post: AHA Presents on Healthy Food Access at Southern Obesity Summit

    Mid-November marked the 2015 Southern Obesity Summit in Jackson, MS. The conference was well attended by advocates, community leaders, government officials, healthcare providers, educators, and the like, from across 16 southern states. Advocacy team members Terri Broussard Williams, Kaitlyn Murphy, and...
  • Blog Post: Why Amanda Advocates

    We're so excited for you to meet Amanda Denton, one of our newest advocates and Dallas Grassroots Action Team members! Amanda lives in North Texas and has an amazing story. Get to know her and learn of her motivation to volunteer with You're the Cure. Welcome, Amanda! Name: Amanda Denton ...
  • Blog Post: Edinburg Becomes the First City in Hidalgo County to go Smoke-Free!

    We did it! On November 17th the Edinburg City Council voted unanimously to pass a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance. We are incredibly thankful for all the You're the Cure advocates and smoke-free supporters who sent emails, made calls, and attended the public hearings. Once this ordinance goes...
  • Blog Post: During the Holidays, Check Your Simple 7!

    Hello Everyone and Season’s Greetings! This holiday season, the Voices for Healthy Kids Texas team would like to talk about social determinants of health. “Well, what’s that?” you might ask. Simple! It’s the long way of saying that where we live, learn, work, and play...
  • Blog Post: A New Year's Resolution for North Texas

    By: Steve Love, CEO & President of the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council It’s that time of year when we begin planning our New Year’s resolutions. There is one that North Texas could adopt that would save lives and improve the health of everyone, especially our children. It would...
  • Blog Post: Meet the Austin Grassroots Action Team

    Here at the American Heart Association, Life is Why we work to eliminate heart disease and stroke. One important way the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association saves and improves lives is by advocating for laws that help build healthier communities. It’s part of our effort to...
  • Blog Post: Advocate for Heart at the Texas Capitol

    You're invited to join us at our state Capitol on Thursday, February 4th, as we recognize National Wear Red Day and the fight against the number one killer of women - heart disease, by advocating for heart healthy and stroke smart policies. What: Advocating for Heart at the Capitol When: Thursday...
  • Blog Post: Houston Advocates are Part of the Puzzle!

    On Saturday, January 23, twenty-five inspiring You’re the Cure volunteers from the Houston area gathered for the Houston Advocate Summit! Some volunteers were new to You’re the Cure, while others had a long history of volunteering with the State Advocacy Committee...
  • Blog Post: Seven Months, Seven Cities

    368,751. That’s how many Texans can breathe easier this year. In the past 7 months, 7 cities in Texas have made a big step towards improving the heart health of their citizens. The cities of Sherman, Waco, DeSoto, Port Lavaca, Edinburg, Red Oak, and Duncanville have all passed smoke-free ordinances...
  • Blog Post: McAllen Goes Red, Help Them Go Smoke-Free

    On January 25th, the McAllen City Commission proclaimed February 5th, 2016 as “National Wear Red Day” at their City Commission meeting. The proclamation was read and presented by City Commissioner Trey Pebley and AHA volunteer, Mario Reyna from the McAllen ISD, accepted the proclamation on...
  • Blog Post: Volunteers Attend Advocate Summits Throughout Texas

    Throughout January, over sixty inspiring You’re the Cure volunteers from the Houston area and Central Texas gathered for the first ever You’re the Cure Advocate Summits! Some of the volunteers were new to You’re the Cure, while others had a long history of volunteering with the...
  • Blog Post: Meet Sandi Shaw

    I'm delighted for our You're the Cure advocates to meet Sandi Shaw. Sandi's story and connection to stroke is powerful and one that I hope inspires readers to take action and get involved in the grassroots movement to fight heart disease and stroke! ***********************************...
  • Blog Post: Stories from the Street: McAllen Healthy Hearts 5k & Smoke-Free RGV

    The following is a post by Local Policy Manager, Jerry Saavedra on his experience at the McAllen Healthy Hearts 5k It was a great weekend in McAllen! This past Valentine’s Day weekend, the McAllen Heart Hospital and The Heart Clinic held their second-annual Healthy Hearts 5K. The turnout was...
  • Blog Post: What's Up Doc? Fresh Produce Coming Your Way, San Antonio!

    The San Antonio City Council recently made some important changes to the city’s zoning codes that will make it easier to grow, buy, and sell fresh foods throughout San Antonio. These changes include efforts to increase urban farms and cottage food sales (selling small amounts of homemade/home...