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MAA Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Blog

AHA's Mid-Atlanitc Affiliate includes DC, MD, VA, NC, and SC.
  • Take Action for Corner Stores Today

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    We would all like the option to make a healthy choice, right?
  • Weighty Tobacco Issues Brought Before DC Council

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    The tone was set…as heavy rain pelted against the windows, over 30 members of the DC Tobacco Free Coalition gathered at the John A. Wilson Building on April 28 to discuss a weighty tobacco control agenda. The plan was simple -
  • Let's Get Mobile!

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    We’re keeping up with the times, and now you can advocate by text, in addition to the emails you might be used to. Get mobile with us here….
  • You’re the Cure at the Capitol State Lobby Day: Issues At A Glance

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    We wanted to take a moment and share with our State Lobby Day issues at a glance with our Lobby Day attendees, as well as those who are curious about what we will be discussing.
  • Yolanda Dickerson

    I am the product of my village. When I received the AHA Survivor Advocate of the Year award in DC two years ago, I knew it was really not about me.
  • State Lobby Day: A Day to Remember

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    We are excited that you are joining us May 10th for the 2016 NC AHA You’re the Cure at the Capitol State Lobby Day. To help you feel ready, we want to provide some important information about Lobby Day.
  • Governor Haley Signs Lifesaving Hands-On CPR in Schools Bill into Law

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    Governor Nikki Haley signed House Bill 3265 into law on Thursday, April 21, requiring all South Carolina students to learn hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation ( CPR).
  • Fresh Food for Strong Kids

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    Why do we need a Healthy Corner Store Initiative? This week, Valerie King, from Yadkinville, shares her thoughts...
  • We Want You... To Come To State Lobby Day

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    Don’t worry! There is still time to register for NC AHA You're the Cure State Lobby Day on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. But if you haven't already signed up - don't delay!
  • Psst ... We Want To Tell You Something Big!

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    Not just today, and not just during National Volunteer Week, but every day we here at You’re the Cure value our amazing advocates!
  • Jennifer & Joel Griffin

    On June 8, 2012, Gwyneth Griffin, a 7th grader at A. G. Wright Middle School, collapsed in cardiac arrest. About 10 minutes passed before her father, Joel, reached her. CPR had not been initiated. “ There was
  • Being a Mom is Hard Work. Finding Healthy Food Doesn’t Have to Be.

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    Busy moms need to be able to buy healthy and affordable food throughout the day, no matter where they live. One mom tells her story about why she wants healthy corner stores.
  • Shared Use Still a Challenge

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    District Sports, a DC non-profit soccer league that started in 2004 and has since grown to more than 5,000 participants, attributes its growth and success to its ability to rely on DC public schools for recreational space. But they still face challenges...
  • Your Advocacy Team is Hitting the Road in 2016!

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    Mark your calendars to join us in 2016! The North Carolina AHA Government Relations team: Betsy Vetter, Sarah Jacobson, and Kim Chidester, will be traveling across the state (from Asheville to Wilmington!) to offer 5 in-person Advocacy Training sessions...
  • Your Story Can Help Us Close the Gap!

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    At some point in our lives, we all need access to healthcare.  In a perfect world, everyone would have access to health insurance, allowing them to seek out care as needed.  Unfortunately, that’s not the case for everyone.  Thankfully, your story...
  • Larry Calhoun

    Seven years ago, I completed a 75 mile charity bike ride--a proud achievement and testimony to my level of fitness to complete the ride. About a week later, I went to bed early not feeling well. I awoke at 3:00 a.m. with a pain in my chest that felt like...
  • If You Build It, They Will Become

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    How do you get your lawmakers to become allies for our mission and policy efforts? In truth some may never, but many will if you take the time to employ a few basic strategies to build your relationship with them, and thereby strengthen the power of your...
  • Work, Kids, Snacks: I Need Healthy Corner Stores!

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    Busy moms need to be able to buy healthy and affordable food throughout the day. One mom tells her story about why she needs healthy corner stores.
  • Tamika Quinn

    Tamika Quinn is a force to be reckoned with. Ex-military, now a self-made entrepreneur with a charitable ‘side business,’ she’s making her mark on the world and setting a strong example for her daughter. But she’s had to overcome...
  • Update: Raleigh BikeShare

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    The City of Raleigh is considering a BikeShare program. On February 16, Eric Lamb, the City’s Transportation Planner presented an update to the City Council on the feasibility of BikeShare. Members of the public were on hand to provide input as...
  • I'm Leaving On a Jet Plane...The Final Installment

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    This past November, You’re the Cure advocate and stroke survivor, Michelle Ballasiotes, had the privilege of attending the Non-communicable Diseases (NCD) Alliance Global Forum in Sharjah, UAE . Michelle represented the AHA/ASA and her mom joined...
  • I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane....Part 7

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    This past November, You’re the Cure advocate and stroke survivor, Michelle Ballasiotes, had the privilege of attending the Non-communicable Diseases (NCD) Alliance Global Forum in Sharjah, UAE . Michelle represented the AHA/ASA and her mom joined...
  • Council Goes Red for a Healthier DC

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    The DC Council kicks off Heart Month with a ceremonial resolution declaring Friday, February 5 as "National Wear Red Day."
  • I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane....Part 6

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    This past November, You’re the Cure advocate and stroke survivor, Michelle Ballasiotes, had the privilege of attending the Non-communicable Diseases (NCD) Alliance Global Forum in Sharjah, UAE . Michelle represented the AHA/ASA and her mom joined...
  • You're the Cure Advocates Go Red!

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    Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s campaign to raise awareness about women’s risk of cardiovascular disease and empower them to take control of their heart health.