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  • Tough Session So Far...

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    The 2016 legislative session ended on May 4th. Learn about the outcome of this session and how it affects you and your family.
  • Representative Prasad Srinivasan, Connecticut

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    Dr. Prasad Srinivasan, the only physician in the state legislature, has partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) to lead the charge in order to raise the state’s tobacco purchase age to 21.
  • They Want to Hear From You!

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    As an advocate of the American Heart Association, it is important that you know who your own legislators are, and just as important that they know who you are. Learn about how you can find out who your legislator is.
  • Yuki Courtland - PE Advocate in NYC!

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    Yuki Courtland is an advocate. She sees something wrong in her world and pushes to make the necessary change to help. As the chair of our Advocacy Committee in New York City, she has been leading the way to help make sure every student, regardless of...
  • #PE4All Victory in NYC!

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    It's almost too good to be true! After years of advocacy, more emails than you probably want to remember and countless hours of work with our community partners in the Phys Ed 4 All coalition, New York City is poised to make significant progress in...
  • One Step Closer to Protecting Our Youth from Big Tobacco!

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    We’re almost half way there! Last week the Senate passed legislation to protect kids from the dangers of tobacco! This critical legislation would strengthen our tobacco laws and once again make Massachusetts a nationwide leader in tobacco prevention...
  • Will You Raise Your Voice to Help Prevent Obesity in Massachusetts?

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    Join us for our Heart on the Hill on May 23 rd from 11-2 and use your voice to advocate for our key priorities because we believe our residents deserve healthy food and safe places to play. Advocate for healthy food and beverage options in vending...
  • Little Tikes with a Big Message

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    Sometimes it doesn’t take much to get the message across. Sawyer Daniels and Jack Towle stole the show at our April legislative reception. Sawyer is here today because his heart defect was able to be detected early thanks to a pulse oximetry...
  • With Your Help, Vermont Could Be a Leader in Setting State Nutrition Standards!

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    Vermont is poised to be a leader on setting nutrition standards for state agencies. But we need your help! Legislation we’ve been promoting this session to require state agencies in Vermont to follow nationally recognized nutrition standards...
  • Winning the Fight Against E-Cigs in Vermont

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    Thanks to the hard work by many volunteers like you, the Governor will soon be signing legislation into law that would prevent e-cigarettes from being used any place smoking is currently prohibited in Vermont! The Vermont House on April 26 th , gave...
  • How Complete Are Your Town’s Streets?

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    In New Hampshire we usually think of roads going through our towns as "complete" when we are able to drive our cars without having to avoid potholes. But "Complete Streets" means so much more.
  • UPDATE: Tobacco 21 Moves Through Committees in Albany County, Goes to Full Vote!

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    On Wednesday, April 27, the Albany County Health Committee and the Audit & Finance Committee voted to move Local Law "C" through to a vote with the full legislature on May 9. Local Law "C" would raise the purchase age of tobacco...
  • Albany County Legislature Holds Public Hearing on Tobacco 21!

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    Last night, the Albany County Legislature held a public hearing on raising the purchase age of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old. Public Health advocates and community members came out in full force to discuss the reasons why raising the purchase...
  • New Stroke Advocacy Video Coming Soon!

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    Yesterday, staff at the Albany, NY office met with local paramedics and AHA volunteers to create a new video highlighting the advances in stroke treatment and why it is important for states to have stroke systems of care, including designation of stroke...
  • A busy Albany comes to a stand still as Legislators go on break

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    You would never have guessed that yesterday more than 20,000 people came out to rally in support of three different candidates all vying for the 2017 Presidential bid. With supporters and protesters lining the streets of downtown Albany in hopes to see...
  • Falling on Deaf Ears

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    One of the most lifesaving bills in the past decade is being debated in the state house. But, I'm worried that all our please to pass it is falling on deaf ears. It's time for us to pull out our bullhorns.
  • In Preparation for American Stroke Month

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    Stroke takes too many lives in our state. Learn how you can help us educate New York State lawmakers about stroke!
  • Turning the Corner on Healthy Food Access in NJ

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    On Thursday, April 7, the Assembly approved a bill to create a fund to assist small food store owners who face barriers to offering healthy items in their store. Learn why it is so important to keep the momentum going on this piece of legislation.
  • Danny Mackenzie, Rhode Island

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    Meet Danny, a 40 year old, healthy active adult - and a cardiac arrest and heart attack survivor.
  • RI Lobby Day is May 4th. Register Today!

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    Please join fellow You’re the Cure advocates at the State House on Wednesday, May 4th for the American Heart Association’s Rhode Island Lobby Day! Click "Read More" for registration information.
  • Senate Committee Approves Updates to RI School Nutrition Standards

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    Hearings are in full swing at the State House. Several of our priority bills have been heard by key committees – and one bill is already on its way to the Senate floor for a vote.
  • Leigh Pechillo, Connecticut

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    Meet Leigh Pechillo. As an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association volunteer and a stroke survivor, Leigh has been extremely helpful and passionate legislative advocate in CT.
  • Dedicated Advocates Save CPR Training!

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    During the 2015 legislative session, AHA advocates worked hard to pass legislation making CT the 24 th state to require CPR training in the public school curriculum. Learn about what the High School Graduation Task Force recommended to the Education committee...
  • CT Considers Increasing Tobacco Purchase Age

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    An issue that has begun to pick up traction nationally is increasing the tobacco purchase age to 21. Currently only Hawaii has passed such a law, but numerous states, including CT, have considered it during their current legislative sessions.
  • Good for Jobs, Good for Communities, Good for Health in the Commonwealth

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    Access to fresh produce, dairy and other staples is very tough at best, and simply not an option for far too many.