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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...
  • Capitol Goes Red

    Join us to celebrate Wear Red Day at the California State Capitol. Capitol Goes Red is an event to raise crucial awareness of the fight against heart disease in women by encouraging legislators and their staff to wear red and attend our health screenings at the Capitol. Activities include: Blood...
  • California State Lobby Day

    Join us as we lobby for heart healthy policies.
  • Capitol Goes Red

    Join us in celebration of American Heart Month by wearing red on National Wear Red Day, Friday February 7 th . It's a simple, yet powerful way to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke. There are a number of volunteer opportunities associated with the event including preparing materials and...
  • California State Lobby Day 2014

    Where will you be on Wednesday, April 23rd? I’m hoping you’ll be able to join me at California’s Lobby Day. We need to ensure our mission of building healthier lives free from cardiovascular diseases and stroke is heard by our leaders in Sacramento—and your voice matters! California...
  • Capitol Goes Red

    We hope you will join us in celebration of American Heart Month by wearing red on National Wear Red Day, Friday February 6 th . It's a simple and powerful way to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke. There are a number of volunteer opportunities associated with the event including preparing...
  • California Lobby Day

    On Wednesday, April 22nd, advocates from across the state will gather at the Capitol in Sacramento to lobby for heart healthy legislation! More than 100 dedicated advocates from across the state will meet with state legislators to encourage them to adopt policies that make California a healthier...
  • 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: Summer Health Tips

    The arrival of summer means days at the pool, family barbeques, picnics, sports and other outdoor activities. Below are a few tips that you can use this summer to keep your whole family happy and healthy. Staying active in the summer months Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate! Drink plenty of water...
  • Blog Post: Heart Saver Spotlight: Skylar Berry

    Every year there are almost 424,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the United States, and of this figure an estimated 10,200 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen to children. Sadly, only 10% of victims who suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting survive, largely in part because many...
  • Blog Post: Test Your Knowledge of Sodium

    Take our quiz to find out if you relationship with sodium and salt needs couples therapy! Click here for the quiz . You may be asking yourself: What’s the big deal about sodium? How does it affect my heart health? Sodium is a mineral that’s essential for life. It’s regulated in...
  • Blog Post: Visit Save Lives California Today!

    The American Heart Association is proud to be a member of the Save Lives California coalition to empower Californians like you to help protect more of our state's residents from the harms of tobacco use. Our coalition, which includes healthcare workers, doctors, dentists, health plans and prevention...
  • Blog Post: Advocate Spotlight: Joshua Levy

    Hey! My name is Joshua Levy and I am an advocacy intern for the American Heart Association--Greater Bay Area! Currently, I am a student attending the University of California, Berkeley pursuing a degree in Physics. But don’t let the degree fool you. Although I am interested in the sciences,...
  • Blog Post: Hands-Only CPR

    Authored by Lisa Vittayarukskul , CSULA U.S.U. Board of Directors Chair As you may know, California had a chance to create a new generation of lifesavers by passing legislation to teach Hands-Only CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) to high school students as a component for graduation. Unfortunately...
  • Blog Post: What Motivates Me to Work at the AHA?

    By: Kula Koenig, Government Relations Director, California Ivan is why. Simply put, stories like my friend Ivan’s motivates me to work at the AHA because I know that the work we do continues to save lives. One of the most special people I know is my friend Ivan -- or Ivanator as I sometimes...
  • Saving Strokes-San Jose

    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 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: Save Lives California Lobby Day

    Guest Blogger: Erica Phung, Sr. Government Relations Director, Southern California On Wednesday, August 26 th over 30 American Heart Association volunteers attended Save Lives California Lobby Day to support key tobacco prevention bills that have been proposed in the Governor’s Special Session...
  • Blog Post: Recap and Update on California's Special Legislative Session

    Guest blogger: Callie Hanft, Government Relations Director, California As you likely remember, in July California’s legislative leadership introduced an original package of 6 tobacco control and reform bills for consideration in response to Governor Brown’s call for the Extraordinary Session...
  • Blog Post: Jacob's Heart

    Nicole is the mother of twins—Julianna and Jacob—who were born five weeks early on June 3, 2004. Jacob Ryan Wells was born with a critical congenital heart defect (CCHD) called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome . With this CCHD, the left side of Jake’s heart–including the aorta...
  • Blog Post: Heart Healthy Trick-or-Treating

    Written by Violet Ruiz, Government Relations Director It’s finally October and during this time of the year, there are many opportunities to gather with friends and family. Maybe you’re having a party with the neighborhood, a small gathering of school friends, or plan to just walk the...
  • Blog Post: World Stroke Day is October 29th

    October 29th is World Stroke Day, a day to raise awareness about stroke, America’s fifth leading cause of death. World Stroke Day is a global campaign aimed at reducing the incidence of stroke around the world by educating communities on the facts and myths about stroke. In the United States, stroke...
  • Saving Strokes-Rohnert Park

    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...