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Fighting heart disease and stroke in the southeastern part of the nation through advocacy.
  • Our Team is Growing

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    Over the past month, the Greater Southeast Affiliate Advocacy team has hired two Regional Vice Presidents and a Grassroots Advocacy Specialist. Take a few minutes to meet our new team members today.
  • Smoke Free Efforts in East Baton Rouge Not Dead

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    The American Heart Association and its coalition partners were deeply disappointed when the East Baton Rouge Metro Council rejected a comprehensive smoking ban of indoor venues this past April. However, the fight for healthier air for all is far from...
  • How Alabama Medicaid Cuts Will Affect You

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    Medicaid cuts in Alabama will soon begin to show the effects it will have on your doctor. The American Heart Association, along with many coalition partners, will begin touring the state letting Alabamians know the cuts on Medicaid will affect every Alabamian...
  • Dr. Katherine Brown, Nashville

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    Today, we'd like you to meet Dr. Katherine Y. Brown of Nashville, founder of Learn CPR America and our 2016-2017 Tennessee Advocacy Committee Chairperson.
  • Meet Nathan, Our Regional Vice President for Tennessee

    Join us in welcoming the newest member to our Advocacy team in the Greater Southeast Affiliate. Nathan Mick, Regional Vice President joined the team on July 18 th and is responsible for managing our Government Relations Directors in Alabama, Georgia,...
  • Haley Bruce, Tallahassee

    Small but healthy. That’s what the doctors thought when I was delivered via emergency C-section a month early in July of 1992. That thought was short lived when a few hours after I was born my feet were solid black.
  • It Is time for Florida to Be CPR Smart

    Look to your left. Look to your right. Would the people around you know how to save your life if you suffered from sudden cardiac arrest?
  • Study: New concerns raised over teen e-cigarette use

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    As e-cigarette use among teens rapidly increases, a national health report suggests adolescents who would not have otherwise used tobacco products are now turning to electronic smoking devices.
  • State Advocacy Committee Chair Ends Second Term

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    It has been such a pleasure to chair the American Heart Association’s Mississippi Advocacy Committee for the past two years. When I first started volunteering with the American Heart Association, I was very surprised by the number of issues that...
  • Together Baton Rouge Fights Health Disparity in Capital City

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    Recently, Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and American Heart Association, supported efforts in Louisiana to increase access to healthy, affordable foods.
  • Help Keep Alabama Healthy with Small Sugary Drink Tax

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    With Medicaid cuts forthcoming due to underfunding, the American Heart Association continues to advocate for a small sugary drink tax that can fill Medicaid’s budget holes and protect services for 500,000+ children.
  • Health Care Task Force Releases Healthcare Coverage Plan for Tennesseans

    The Health Care Task Force commissioned by Speaker Beth Harwell, rolled out their plan to provide increased insurance coverage to Tennesseans.
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools Passes CPR as a Graduation Requirement

    For nearly a year, the American Heart Association has been working with the Miami-Dade County School District to make changes to their Wellness Policy to ensure all high school students learn Hands-Only CPR™ prior to graduation.
  • New Government Relations Director Joins Advocacy Team in Florida

    On June 27, Rivers H. Buford, III joined the American Heart Association as the Florida Government Relations Director.
  • Keep Dad Healthy This Father's Day

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    Father's Day is near. Read the top 10 reasons men put off doctor visits and how to get them to go. Keep Dad healthy!
  • State Lawmakers Prepare for Medicare Cuts

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    Since regular legislative session adjourned on May 4, legislators have held numerous Medicaid hearings in preparation for budget cuts on July 1.
  • Louisiana Advocacy Committee Meeting Year-End Wrap-up

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    Last week, the Louisiana Advocacy Committee held its fourth quarter meeting at the Baton Rouge office.
  • Cardiac Arrest Athlete in Mississippi Playing On

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    E.J. Galloway had just come off the court during a summer league basketball game when he suddenly collapsed. The seemingly healthy 16-year-old was in cardiac arrest.
  • Nashville Set to Become More Walkable and Bikeable

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    Residents and visitors of Nashville will soon have more means to travel through the city by way of walking and biking. On May 24, Mayor Megan Barry signed an Executive Order for Green and Complete Streets. This means better crosswalks, safer sidewalks...
  • Florida Newborns Set to Receive Pulse Ox Screening

    On July 1, Florida is set to join the roster of states with the most up-to-date rules for pulse oximetry for newborns.
  • Eric Bero, Tennessee

    Growing up I was a healthy child and never had any medical conditions. However, one evening in 1986, that all changed. I remember the panic in my mother’s voice and then my father racing in the car to get to the emergency room. I had a very bad...
  • New Orleans Expands Access to Healthy Foods

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    The City of New Orleans took another step towards reaching their goal of becoming a healthier city by the city’s 300th anniversary in 2018!
  • Meet Mark, Our Senior Government Relations Director

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    You're the Cure alerts for Florida will soon come from Mark Landreth, our Senior Government Relations Director in the state. If you haven't met Mark yet, we'd like to introduce you today.
  • Alabama's #IAmMedicaid Campaign

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    With the State Legislature cutting Medicaid funds, the American Heart Association has joined forced with Children’s First and Alabama Arise to kick off the #IamMedicaid campaign.
  • Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Soup

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    If, like most people, you have a hectic schedule and can’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen, but you want to feed your family a nutritious meal at dinner, then this recipe is for you.