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  • New Yorkers Attend White House Briefing

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    Learn about the day-long event that offered an opportunity for volunteers to directly witness the impact of the American Heart Association's mission.
  • Continuing the Fight!

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    We've suffered an unfortunate set back on the Healthy Small Food Retailer Act.
  • Complete Streets Being Considered for New Hampshire

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    A Legislative Study Committee has begun to meet to consider a policy that will have long-term benefits to improving the health and vitality of our communities and the AHA is ready to advocate for Complete Streets.
  • Specific Sugar Limits for Kids Urged

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    For the first time, the American Heart Association (AHA) has offered specific recommendations on how much added sugar children should consume.
  • CT Needs Centralized, Statewide Stroke Registry

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    In an effort to reduce the burden of stroke by improving the quality of care delivered to stroke patients, stroke registries have been developed to measure and track acute stroke care.
  • Lori Temple, Connecticut

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    Lori’s path to becoming an American Heart Association volunteer isn’t your typical story.
  • Gearing Up for a Busy Fall!

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    And just like that, summer was over!
  • Best of the Worst

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    Vermont was just ranked one of the best states in the nation this month in terms of obesity by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. But upon taking a closer look, it’s not something to be proud of as Vermont...
  • Come have a healthy meal for kids on us!

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    As part of our “Serving Kids Better” effort to have restaurants across Vermont meet nutrition standards for the kids’ meals they sell, we will be offering 50 free healthy kids meals at events at seven restaurants in September!
  • Supporting the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act!

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    Board member Jennifer Nachbur and Advocacy Committee member Lana Khuongmet with U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy’s staff during the August recess to encourage the senator’s continued support of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act.
  • Recess is over, time for healthy lunch and science class

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    Before Maine's Congressional delegation headed back down to D.C., AHA volunteer Sarah Porter wanted to make sure that Senator Collins and Congresswoman Pingree knew how important NIH Funding and school nutrition are to her.
  • Joe Boucher, Maine

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    The reasons I volunteer are quite varied, but long before I knew what the American Heart Association was, I knew that I supported their mission to end heart disease.
  • Rob Sayre-McCord, Central Falls

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    The AHA was recently on the Rhode Show with partner Rob Sayre-McCord, Director of Parks & Recreation and Community Service for the City of Central Falls, to discuss healthy back to school tips!
  • Governor Raimondo Signs School Nutrition Bill Into Law

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    Just in time for back to school…Governor Raimondo has signed into law our bill that will ensure healthy snacks and beverages for students!
  • Rhode Island Advocate Urges Support for NIH Research Funding

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    Rhode Island advocate Miriam Plitt recently met with staff for Senator Sheldon Whitehouse to discuss the importance of heart and stroke research funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Be a CPR SMART champion! Be Heroic!

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    As the kids are heading back to school, we have an opportunity to help build the next generation of lifesavers through working with your local high school to include CPR training into a currently required course that reaches all students.
  • Help Us Set Strong Standards for Early Care in Massachusetts

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    60% of kids under the age of 6 spend the majority of their time in early childhood programs. However, they are not emphasizing the important things for kids in these early developmental years: nutrition, physical activity, and limited screen time.
  • NYC Education Department Releases PE Report!

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    Do you know how your school is doing when it comes to offering effective PE to city kids? Well, thanks to the City Council, the city's Education Department and You're the Cure advocates like yourself, you can find out!
  • 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.