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  • You're the Cure Meeting Leave Behind

    Download this form, fill out your "why," and bring it to a meeting with your federal representatives to help convey why heart-healthy policies should be a top priority during their time in office.
  • You're the Cure LTE guide

    Tips for writing a Letter to the Editor that will get published in your local paper and noticed by your federal representative.
  • What is your stroke story?

    Medical research has given our communities more than just innovative treatments. It has brought us the powerful stories of patients and their families who bravely battle cardiovascular disease and stroke every day. When high school student Ryley Williams...
  • Stepping up for school meals in 2015

    Public health celebrated a major victory when the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was signed into law in 2010. For the first time in a generation, the nutrition standards for foods served in schools were updated to reflect the latest nutrition science....
  • Small Hearts. Big Challenges.

    Early Detection Leads to Early Prevention Small hearts can conceal big challenges, especially when it comes to congenital heart defects. It’s one of the most common birth defects in the U.S. and the leading killer of infants with birth defects...
  • New Year, New Goals - We Can Help!

    It’s that time of year when we all make resolutions to get healthy, eat better, and exercise more. If eating better is on your list, check out our Sodium campaign today!
  • Meet the New Surgeon General

    In mid-December, the U.S. Senate approved Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as the next Surgeon General of the United States. As he begins his term, get to know this American Heart Association-endorsed physician.
  • A New Year and New Congress

    Learn more about the 114th United States Congress and how you can encourage them to support our advocacy efforts!
  • Tell Congress: We Need More Stroke Research

    Brain scans. Clot busting drugs. Innovative therapies. These are just a few of the medical breakthroughs that help stroke survivors every day. Our scientists have discovered new treatments for stroke in pursuit of a cure, and as a result, people across...
  • Stroke drops to No. 5 killer in U.S.

    According to recent data, stroke has dropped from our nation's fourth cause of death to No. 5. Even though too many Americans still die from a stroke every year, we all can be proud of this accomplishment.
  • Stroke research saves lives

    To say medical research has been essential to fighting heart disease and stroke would be an understatement. In 1974, the development of the CT scan revolutionized stroke diagnosis, allowing doctors to catch stroke risks earlier. In 2004, scientists...
  • You're the Cure Year End Successes, Let's Celebrate!

    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.
  • This holiday season, helping hearts everywhere

    As the end of the year approaches, we know you’ve got lots of giving to do. Finding the right gifts for friends and family is inevitably a big part of all our Decembers. However, as we get closer to the New Year, please consider making a gift to...
  • #SocialCongress

    Are Members of Congress really listening? Can I reach them through social media? YES! Check out this video produced in partnership with the Congressional Management Foundation, then read on to find out how you can join the conversation!
  • This Holiday Season, Shop Heart!

    This year consider giving a gift from the heart and visit!
  • Meet the You're the Cure Federal Team

    Ever wonder who works behind-the-scenes at You're the Cure ? Last month, all five members of the team introduced themselves and said what they were thankful for during this holiday season.
  • A Thanksgiving Message from the Heart

    All this week our team has been introducing themselves and I’m excited to do the same. I joined the AHA nearly ten years ago and have gotten to meet amazing advocates from across the country simply because you see my name on advocacy emails. Yes...
  • The Gratitude Board

    Hi! I'm Amy Shope Manzi, a Grassroots Consultant working with our advocacy staff across the country to build the strongest You're the Cure network possible. It's an honor to work with all of you to make our communities healthier and to...
  • Help me hit the ground running

    Since you’ll be hearing from me quite a bit – here on the Pulse, on our Facebook page , and elsewhere – I wanted to introduce myself (as a Central Pennsylvania native, my grandmother would insist I do the polite thing and make a good...
  • During this Thanksgiving, I am thankful for our volunteers

    For the past three years, I have had the privilege of meeting inspiring advocates with the American Heart Association. As we quickly approach my favorite holiday of the year, Thanksgiving, I wanted to take a few moments and express what I have been thankful...
  • Meet Hailey!

    Hello Everyone! My name is Hailey Clements and I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself!
  • Advocate in Action - Photo Contest

    You play a crucial role in the fight against heart disease and stroke and we want to thank you for it!
  • Learn More About the AHA/ASA's New Support Network!

    The Support Network is an exciting way that patients and caregivers can experience the AHA/ASA’s mission in action.
  • Giving Thanks for a Great Year!

    As our whole country gets ready to give thanks with friends and family, we wanted to thank all of you! The hard work of You're the Cure advocates across the country has made a big difference in the lives of heart disease and stroke patients. See everything...
  • Historic Post Election News

    Last night voters in Berkeley, CA voted on a ballot initiative to tax sugar sweetened beverages like soda. Take a moment and read the American Heart Association’s view on this historic win and then take a moment to share your thoughts in our poll...