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  • Virtual Tour of New Website

    The newly redesigned website was designed with you, our advocates, in mind. Now we’d like to show you how to make the most of it! Please join us for a virtual tour of the new site Tuesday, November 13 at 12:00pm-12:30pm PST . (Note: Please adjust meeting start time according to your time zone...
  • Advocate in Website Wonderland: A Site Tour

    Please join us for a virtual tour of the new site You're the Cure website, Monday December 10th at 6:00pm-6:30pm PST. (Note: Please adjust meeting start time according to your time zone.) Taking action online is one of the quickest ways to make a difference. It’s important to us that you feel...
  • Advocate in Website Wonderland: A Site Tour

    Please join us for a virtual tour of the new site You're the Cure website, Tuesday December 11th at 12:00pm-12:30pm PST. (Note: Please adjust meeting start time according to your time zone.) Taking action online is one of the quickest ways to make a difference. It’s important to us that you...
  • Legislative Preview Dinner

    Mark your calendar now for our 2013 Legislative Preview Dinner, scheduled for Thursday, January 31 st at 6:00 pm in the Downtown Marriott at City Creek. Join us for dinner and presentations on the legislative issues that the AHA with be working on this session of the Utah Legislature. Come and find out...
  • 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.
  • Utah Heart on the Hill 2014

    Heart on the Hill, Utah Capitol Building, Room 130 Join us as we head to the Capitol to speak with our elected officials on issues related to heart disease and stroke. Free heart healthy breakfast and health screenings available for attendees! Please RSVP below. Parking information can be found...
  • Heart on the Hill Lobby Day

    Join us at the Capitol on February 6th for our annual Heart on the Hill Lobby Day! We will meet with legislators to discuss important issues that are vital to building a healthier Utah. Some of the issues we will discuss are: Safe Routes to School – this program is designed to make...
  • Saving Strokes-Ogden

    Saving Strokes is a Rehabilitation Through Golf Program for Stroke Survivors and their caregivers. Stroke Survivors are paired with PGA professionals to either be introduced or reintroduced to the game of golf. The event provides both survivors and caregivers an opportunity to network with people who...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Highlight - Sara Hoffman

    Hi my name is Sara and I am 37 years old. This year should have been one of the happiest times of my life. On April 18, 2015, I was married on a beach in Mexico. Like any bride, I spent months planning the wedding and could not wait to celebrate with our friends and family. The shocking part of this...
  • Blog Post: This years legislative session looks like it will be a busy one

    Guest Blogger: Marc Watterson, Utah Government Relations Director I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season these past few weeks! I had a chance to spend some wonderful time with my family and recharge my battery as we now prepare for the busiest season of all: Legislative Session! As you are...
  • Utah Heart on the Hill Day

    Heart on this hill this year is going to be extra special! With the help of legislators and volunteers like yourself we will be recognizing the 40 th anniversary of the Utah Clean Indoor Air Act – one of the very first in the country to be passed – and the amazing advocate and legislator...
  • Blog Post: Update on Christian Lybbert

    Aimee Lybbert, Mother of CHD (Congenital Heart Defect) Survivor, Christian, updates us on his life now and what she sees every day as a “Heart Mom” You can catch up on Christian’s story from nearly two years ago here . Christian will be three at the end of next month. He's...
  • Blog Post: Little Hats Big Hearts Utah

    The Little Hat, big Hearts campaign has volunteers from all over Utah picking up their knitting needles. More than 800 hats will be donated to babies and children at Utah hospitals to promote awareness about heart disease and congenital heart defects during American Heart Month in February. One in every...
  • Blog Post: Heart on the Hill 2016

    Guest Blogger: Marc Watterson, Utah Government Relations Director This past Friday volunteers from across the state gathered at the Utah State Capitol as we celebrated National Wear Red Day with our annual “Heart on the Hill” Lobby Day. Advocates just like you had a chance to listen directly...
  • Blog Post: What You Do Saves Lives

    Guest Blogger: Marc Watterson, Utah Government Relations Director I wanted to draw your attention to an amazing story out of southern Utah that stands as an amazing reminder that the work we do truly does save lives! Many of you might have seen the recent news about wrestlers from Hurricane High...
  • Blog Post: AHA President Says: The Science is Clear on Sodium Reduction

    Check this out! In a new video, the President of the AHA, Dr. Mark Creager, explains that the science behind sodium reduction is clear. He says that robust evidence has linked excess sodium intake with high blood pressure, which increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. And, he points...
  • Blog Post: 2016 Legislative Session Wrap Up

    Guest Blogger: Marc Watterson, Utah Government Relations Director The 2016 Legislative Session has finally come to end and while there are important issues that have yet to be resolved, we can be proud of the efforts we have engaged in and the results we were able to see. This year the Utah State...
  • Blog Post: Jocelyn Gomez

    August 7 th , 2015 was the start of the most life-changing event of our lives. My father, mother, and I were sitting in the emergency room that night waiting to be called on. As the minutes went by a tragedy was about to occur without even knowing. My father was at the emergency room for the pain he...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight - TJ Haynes

    For TJ Haynes it was a matter of time. TJ recently threw out the first pitch at a Mustangs game in Dehler Park to promote the AHA’s Raise the Roof in Red campaign after suffering a heart attack just a few months before. On May 25, 2015 TJ had gone to the local shooting range in preparation for...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Highlight - Craig Miller

    My adventure with cardiac disease is not one that everyone reading this will experience. It's 2016 and looking back I truly feel like a survivor. I have had seven stents, one robotic bypass and suffered a Transient ischemic attack (TIA). I have had eleven angioplasties’ to either place stents...
  • Blog Post: Will you help influence scientific research?

    We need to hear from consumers like you as the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) partner together on the future of research. Your experience could lead to the next research study to improve heart disease and stroke treatment. As an advocate...
  • Blog Post: WE ARE THE CURE for cardiovascular disease and stroke

    Guest Blogger: Marc Watterson, Utah Government Relations Director Each May we have an opportunity to celebrate and educate on an issue that is close to all of us – Stroke. As we have shared in the past Stroke in the fourth leading cause of death in Utah – and it doesn’t have to be...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Highlight - Claudette Kenmir

    In December of 2006, I was a healthy 45 year old woman, newly divorced, with a high stress job and living by myself for the first time in my life. I started having severe headaches and couldn’t figure out why. Two weeks before the onset of the headaches, I had begun to take birth control pills...
  • Blog Post: The AHA|ASA is Striking Out Stroke with U of U Health Care

    Since January 2015, University of Utah Health Care has partnered with the AHA|ASA on our Together to End Stroke initiative. This past month our two organizations were able to collaborate on a number of fun and educational activities across the Salt Lake Valley to encourage Utahns to know and recognize...
  • Blog Post: Air Pollutants and High Blood Pressure

    For most of the year, Utah’s air quality is among the best in the nation, but when high pressure builds up for extended periods of time in the summer and winter, inversions develop in the Salt Lake and other valleys that lead to poor air conditions. Poor air quality not only limits our ability...