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  • Improving Lives through Advocacy

    In the past year, our volunteers, staff and partners helped pass about 74 state and local laws or regulations that help Americans enjoy longer, healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. Take a look at some of these exciting victories.
  • #HeartAtTheWH

    Last Friday, nearly 200 You’re the Cure volunteers went to the White House as part of the Obama administration’s briefing series on “Making Health Care Better,” Read more about how you can add your voice to the conversation.
  • Mark your calendars for this October

    A revamped You’re the Cure (YTC) is coming in just a few weeks! Our new platform has much more to offer our advocates and we cannot wait to share it with you. Check out the top three things that we're the most excited to debut this October.
  • Ready, Get Set, Get Fit: #GoRedGetFit Launches its 3rd Quarter Challenge!

    Learn more about the Facebook fitness challenge and about how you can participate today. Are you up for the challenge?
  • Meet Dr. Steven Houser - New President of AHA

    We’re excited to introduce the new AHA President, Dr. Steven Houser! Read more about what motivates him and his research, and about his commitment to the American Heart Association.
  • #RoadTripWithHeart

    You’re the Cure volunteers from across the country have started sitting down with their lawmakers for the August legislative recess. Read more about it here!
  • How fate brought together three stroke survivors' families

    Do you need an inspiring story to get you through the week? Read about how fate brought three families together after their children had a stroke on the same day, but just one year apart.
  • Join our journey to 200 FAST Act cosponsors

    Right now, we are beginning a summer journey: achieving 200 cosponsors for the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act and we need you to come along for the ride. Will you tweet your member of Congress today?
  • Remarkable Success

    Each summer at the American Heart Association, we pause to reflect on all we've accomplished over a year. The collection of Y ou're the Cure successes across the country is certain to wow you!
  • Find the Heart Walk Near You

    Cities across the country are getting ready for the American Heart Association's premier community event, the Heart Walk. Join the fun and find a walk near you !
  • We Can't Rest

    We want to meet with as many Members of Congress as possible this August while they are in their home districts. Will you help us? Sign up today!
  • Research your candidates

    Do you know where your candidates stand on medical research funding? If not, find out by participating in Campaign for Cures. But hurry, November will be here before you know it!
  • Cardiac Rehab Hill Day Recap

    Last month 16 You're the Cure and Go Red for Women advocates came to Washington, DC to meet with their lawmakers about providing lifesaving cardiac rehabilitation services to all. Read more about how you can support their efforts and urge your representative...
  • Federal Appropriations Update

    Read more about conversations around federal appropriations and how it may affect childhood nutrition reauthorization.
  • High School Graduates Prepared to Save a Life

    Thirty-two states now have policies in place to ensure their students are trained in CPR before high school graduation. This means 1.8 million lifesavers graduating each and every year! Where does your state stand?
  • Help Protect PE for Kids Like Me!

    Do you love physical education and think kids need more of it in school? If so, join one of our youngest You're the Cure advocates and show everyone why you love PE today!
  • 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 to determine what future scientific research to fund. Your experience could lead to the next...
  • Serving up anything but science

    Many You're the Cure advocates have stepped up to the plate for healthy school meals, but unfortunately, there are some House members who clearly haven’t gotten the message. Read more on how you can take action today!
  • 5 Things That Can Make You a Stroke Hero

    Calling all stroke superheroes! May is American Stroke Month and here are 5 easy things you can do today to make a difference in the lives of all Americans! But don't worry, no capes are required (unless you want to wear one)!
  • White House releases rules to protect public from tobacco

    After a two year delay, the White House finally gave the FDA authority over all tobacco products, including cigars, hookah, and e-cigarettes. This is a big win for public health!
  • Advocates to Congress: Act FAST!

    Why is telestroke and the FAST Act so important to stroke survivors? And why should Congress listen to advocates and cosponsor this bill? Take a few moments and watch this video that explains why telestroke care is personal to so many around the country...
  • Exercise their Minds: Protect PE

    The benefits of physical education ring clear as a school bell. Yet competing priorities are making effective PE programs less and less common. With your help, we can change that. Learn more about how you can help kids in your community get moving!
  • AHA President Says: The Science is Clear on Sodium Reduction

    In a new video, the President of the AHA, Dr. Mark Creager, explains that the science behind sodium reduction is clear. Check it out and learn how to reduce your salt intake!
  • You've spoken loud and clear

    Earlier this year, thousands of advocates told us what they thought about You're the Cure . We've heard those survey results loud and clear. See what changes you can expect to You're the Cure in the next few months.
  • Meet the Voices for Healthy Kids Texas Campaign Team (Text version)

    Get to know us a little better! You can reach us at . Full image version of this blog post. Christopher Walker - Senior Campaign Director What is your ideal vacation?: A long, relaxing vacation in a small, old village...