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  • Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice - Start with Blueberries and Help with Policy!

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    Making what’s healthier easier to do than what's not healthy can, at times, be easier said than done. But, many organizations are getting on board with this simple, but effective strategy. And you can too!
  • Katie Towle - Supporting Families and Pushing for Critical Heart Tests for Kids

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    Katie Towle knows there are two things that can help a child when they are born with a heart defect – a life-saving test that can help detect it, and the support of other families with children who also have heart defects.
  • CT Needs State-Wide Hospital Stroke Designation Program

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    Stroke continues to be one of the top 5 leading causes of death and the leading cause of disability in Connecticut. But, the American Heart/Stroke Association are planning to introduce legislation in the upcoming 2017 state legislative session that will...
  • New USDA Rules to Improve School Health Environment: What They Are and What You Can Do to Get Involved.

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    Teaching children healthy eating habits is critical to their long-term health and the American Heart Association has been working with state and local partners to advocate for more comprehensive policies to support healthier school environments.
  • Erin E. Herring, CT

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    Meet Erin E. Herring. Mother. Advocate. Caregiver. Survivor. Learn about how the mission of the American Heart/Stroke Association has not only strengthened her passion and dedication to our cause, but her life as well.
  • Healthy Kids Meals, Good for Kids and Good for Business!

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    Parents rely on restaurants often these days for meals given hectic work and family schedules. But even though dining out is fun, fast, and easy, it’s not always healthy for kids. We’d like to change that.
  • A Lifesaving Delivery

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    Learn how you can be involved in making sure that your local school district is doing all it can to train students in life-saving CPR.
  • Tatum Weishaupt, New York State

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    My name is Tatum Weishaupt and I joined the AHA in April 2016 as the Mission Lifeline Director of the Capital Region of New York State.
  • AEDs in Schools is on the Move

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    Thanks to a small but mighty group of advocates, a bill requiring all public schools to have AEDs has passed the Senate. We still need you for our next step in to have this lifesaving tool in all schools!
  • Let's Keep NJ's Young Hearts Healthy

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    Several states and municipalities have opted to raise the age to purchase tobacco and e-cigarettes to 21. New Jersey is one of many states that is considering raising the age as well.
  • MA Legislature Ends Session with Some Success

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    When the session ended at midnight on July 31st, we took stock of successes that we achieved during the session.
  • Summit Focuses on Advancing Million Hearts in Rhode Island

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    A state summit was held on August 9 th entitled “Advancing Million Hearts: American Heart Association and Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Partners Working Together in Rhode Island.”
  • Shantha Diaz, Rhode Island

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    Meet Shantha, living proof that “prevention is the cure.” A wake up call with her doctor led Shantha to change her lifestyle – now she is inspiring others to embrace heart health!
  • Governor Raimondo Signs AEDs in Schools Bill into Law

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    Governor Gina Raimondo recently signed a bill into law that will require AEDs in all public and private middle and high schools in the state.
  • Founders Affiliate Convenes Staff Stroke Workgroup

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    We, at the Founders Affiliate, continuously make Stroke a priority via education and policy. But, we want to up our game and that is why we have created a staff stroke workgroup.
  • Healthy School Environments Support Healthier Food Preferences in Children

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    The American Heart Association is committed to helping remove unhealthy marketing and advertising present on school property.
  • NYC's PE Report Card is Due This Month!

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    We're really proud of one accomplishment and you helped us achieve it.
  • AHA Hosts Summer Meeting of DASH-NY

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    Learn about the July 28 th summer steering committee meeting for DASH-NY that the AHA hosted.
  • Hailey Auster, New York

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    Hi, my name is Hailey Auster and I testified before the Schenectady County Legislature to support increasing the tobacco purchase age to 21. Let me explain why...
  • Mock Vending is Causing a Buzz!

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    We have been working on a healthy vending bill to requiring State Buildings to have healthier options in their vending machines. We put on display “mock vending machines” and it created a buzz.
  • AED Advocates Stormed the State House

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    The advocates are so passionate because they unfortunately lost a child because when they suffered sudden cardiac arrest a defibrillator was not available. You could not have asked for better advocates to storm the State House and share the message.
  • July Means Healthier Eating Statewide

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    One of the great things that happened when you flipped your calendar on July 1 st was that that’s the day the state of Vermont began requiring state agencies to meet nutrition standards for the foods they sell and serve. And you’re part of...
  • Helping Us Fight the Silent Killer

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    High blood pressure is called The Silent Killer for a reason. It has no symptoms, so you may not be aware that it's damaging your arteries, heart and other organs.
  • Imagine Getting a Healthy Kids Meal Anywhere

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    Imagine going out to eat with your family and knowing that any restaurant you chose that had a kids’ meal would offer some nice, healthy choices. Any restaurant. That’s what we’re striving for.
  • Portland Passes Tobacco 21- First in the State!

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    On June 20, Portland became Maine’s first municipality to take the next step to keep all harmful tobacco products out of the hands of our children.