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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...
  • Blog Post: My Heart Month Highlight

    Guest Blogger: Marc Watterson, Government Relations Director, Utah This past month we had the privilege of celebrating many wonderful holidays. From Groundhogs Day to Valentines, from President’s Day to Random Acts of Kindness Day (February 17 th ). But most importantly, let’s not forget...
  • Blog Post: A Heartfelt Thanks

    Each year, we like to pause and give thanks during National Volunteer Week (April 6 th -12 th ) for the amazing contributions of volunteers like you. We know you have a choice when deciding which organization to dedicate your time and talents to and we’re honored you’ve chosen to contribute...
  • Blog Post: Recap of Walking Day in Utah

    Guest Blogger: Marc Watterson, Utah Government Relations Director On April 2 nd , 2014, people from across the nation gathered together for National Walking Day – a day set aside each year by the American Heart Association|American Stroke Association to encourage Americans to get active for...
  • Blog Post: Take Control of Your Health

    Did you know high blood pressure has also been called the “silent killer”? That’s because its symptoms are not always obvious, making the need for regular check-ups important. As we recognize High Blood Pressure Awareness Month, here are the facts: • High blood pressure (aka...
  • Blog Post: May is Stroke Month: Act FAST!!!

    Guest Blogger: Marc Watterson, Government Relations Director, Utah FAST – can you name the warning signs or symptoms of a stroke? If you’re like nearly one third of all Americans, the answer is no. Fortunately, the acronym FAST contains the answer: F ace droopiness, numbness and...
  • Blog Post: Declaring May as Stroke Month --- To Do or Not To Do?!

    Guest Blogger: Christie Thompson, RN, MSN, Utah I have been a member of the Utah Stroke Task Force since 2006. Often times, the Government Relations Director, Marc Watterson, has challenged the members to get involved in legislative issues surrounding stroke and heart disease, as well as reaching...
  • Blog Post: Recap of CPR and AED Awareness Efforts in Utah

    Guest Bloggers: Utah Division Board President Lilian Khor and Board Chair Bob Cash With CPR and AED Awareness Week (June 1-7) recently passed, the American Heart Association would like to congratulate the Utah Legislature and Governor Gary Herbert for their efforts to save Utahns from the devastating...
  • Blog Post: What are you actually drinking?

    We all know that certain drinks have sugar in them but do you really know how much? Sometimes drinks that we think are healthy for us have sugar added and we don't realize it unless we read the label. This graphic from the Center for Science in the Public Interest illustrates how much sugar is in...
  • Blog Post: Think Fast: Utah is the 18th State to Do What?

    Utah has become the 18 th state to require high school students to take CPR training, adding to the more than one million graduates Nationwide who will be equipped with this lifesaving skill every year. Gov. Gary Herbert signed legislation into law in April that allocated $200,000 a year for hands...
  • Blog Post: Have a Heart Healthy Summer

    Guest Blogger: Kami Sutton, Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator Happy Summer, You’re the Cure Advocates! As the temperatures are rising and we are all preparing for the fun activities of summertime, I thought I would share with you my favorite low sodium summertime recipe! As a congenital heart...
  • Blog Post: Mark Your Calendar for the EmpowerMEnt Challenge!

    We’re gearing up for National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and we want you to be in on all of the action! Throughout September, we’re encouraging families across the country to take control of their healthy by participating in the EmpowerMEnt Challenge . Each week, families and kids...
  • Blog Post: Knowing CPR Saved My Son

    A lifesaving event retold by Kristy Stoner, UT In June 2014, my friend Erin and I planned a pool day together as we decided we would spend the afternoon together at her private community pool, where we could eat lunch and chat while the kids could swim. We both have 4 kids all under the age of 8....
  • Blog Post: Back to School - Join Us As We Advocate for Healthy Policies for Our Children

    written by Marc Watterson, Government Relations Director, Utah Like many of you, I look forward to the fall season! Truth be told I’m not a huge fan of the heat and I have always loved Utah’s cooler fall climate. Fall brings with it many wonderful things – the excitement of professional...
  • Blog Post: Vance Lobe - What the Affordable Care Act means for me

    Vance Lobe It’s been almost one year now since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) exchanges were implemented and I thought it was time to reflect on how this has affected my life. I am a two time heart attack survivor, starting with the first one about five and a half years ago. I was gainfully...
  • Blog Post: Simple Cooking with Heart - Tailgate Chili

    Guest Blogger: Erica Phung, Senior Government Relations Director, Southern California The leaves are changing colors, and your favorite team is on the field. Fall is officially here! When the weather turns cool, there’s nothing better than a warm, hearty bowl of comforting soup or chili to keep...
  • Blog Post: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

    Guest Blogger: Erica Phung, Senior Government Relations Director, Southern California If you’re reading this blog – you’ve obviously been thinking about heart-health lately, which is a wonderful thing. Maybe you walk your dog after work, or even prepare healthy meals for your family...
  • Blog Post: The Obesity Rate in Utah is Leveling Off

    Guest Blogger: Grace Henscheid, Grassroots Advocacy Director In early September the State of Obesity Report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust of America’s Health was released and it is clear there is still much work to be done in our fight against obesity. While there...
  • Blog Post: Couldn't We all Snack a Little Healthier?

    Guest Blogger: Lindsay Hovind, Government Relations Director Earlier this year the United States Department of Agriculture rolled out new guidelines that will help ensure our kids have access to healthy food in school a la carte lines, school stores and vending machines. Smart Snacks emphasize whole...
  • Blog Post: You're the Cure Year End Successes, Let's Celebrate!

    It was another banner year for You’re the Cure advocates championing heart and stroke policy change across the country. Year end is a time to look back at what we achieved in states, think ahead to the work still to do, and celebrate the power of volunteers. What did we accomplish last...