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  • Meet Andy Martinez, Champion for Smoke-Free Workplaces

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    Volunteers are the lifeblood of the American Heart Association. We are constantly amazed by our volunteers' commitment to advocate for healthier lives and to help save lives through policy change. We are pleased to spotlight Andy Martinez as this...
  • The Movement for Healthy Boulder Kids Continues!

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    Earlier this summer, over 9,000 Boulder residents demonstrated their support by signing a petition to increase access to healthy foods, nutrition education, and physical activity, through revenue from a tax on sugary drinks.
  • Meet our Volunteer of the Month: Silvia Gutierrez-Reghunath

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    Volunteers are the lifeblood of the American Heart Association. We are constantly amazed by our volunteers' commitment to advocate for healthier lives and to help save lives through policy change. We are pleased to spotlight Silvia Gutierrez-Raghunath...
  • 160,000 Petition Signatures Submitted to Help Reduce Smoking and Support Critical Health Care Needs and Medical Research

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    We are thrilled to announce that over 160,000 signatures were delivered to the Colorado Secretary of State office to advance this statewide ballot initiative to increase the cigarette tax to raise money for critical health care needs.
  • Meet Taryn Bewley, A girl with a heart for Arkansas!

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    Each month, we spotlight an advocate who is leading the fight for healthy communities, free of heart disease and stroke. As we all prepare to go back-to-school it was only fitting to spotlight one of our fabulous young advocates that will be entering...
  • Healthy Vending Options in Tulsa!

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    Recently, members of the Oklahoma AHA Advocacy and ANCHOR Team traveled to Tulsa to meet with Mike Spencer, food vendor for the Tulsa County Jail.
  • We want to hear from you, Wyoming!

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    Our volunteers are our eyes and ears in the community. Help the AHA by identifying your friends, coworkers, neighbors, family members, or community members who may have a story to share about one of our policy areas.
  • #HealthyVendingABQ thanks to YOU!

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    Thanks to our amazing network of AHA advocates, the Albuquerque City Council recently voted YES to a measure that will help ensure improved access to healthier foods across our city.
  • We want to hear from you, Arkansas!

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    Our volunteers are our eyes and ears in the community. Help the AHA by identifying your friends, coworkers, neighbors, family members, or community members who may have a story to share about one of our policy areas.
  • Round Rock Smoke-Free Efforts Continue

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    In central Texas, our smoke-free work continues! The Round Rock City Council will soon vote on an ordinance that will help regulate Electronic Cigarettes and other nicotine delivery devices. This is a step in the right direction, but that is not enough...
  • We need your help: Calling all stories

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    Our volunteers are our eyes and ears in the community. Help the AHA by identifying your friends, coworkers, neighbors, family members, or community members who may have a story to share about one of our policy areas.
  • Intern with the AHA Advocacy Team in Little Rock!

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    The American Heart Association is seeking an Advocacy Intern Fall 2016 to work in our Little Rock office.
  • Meet Jane Redford, Our Heart Warrior

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    Each month, we spotlight an advocate who is leading the fight for healthy communities, free of heart disease and stroke. We're thrilled to feature a Heart Warrior who is passionate about prevention and early detection.
  • Heading to a Ballot Box Near You

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    Our movement to combat childhood obesity in Boulder is now officially underway. Over 9,000 Boulder residents demonstrated their support for healthy Boulder kids by signing a petition to get our public health initiative on the ballot!
  • The Campaign for a Healthy Colorado Begins!

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    Earlier this month, we formally launched The Campaign for a Healthy Colorado with a successful press conference. AHA has partnered with other leading health organizations to work on this campaign which provides us an opportunity to raise funding for important...
  • Hey Arkansas! Let's take the #SuperParkSelfie challenge in July!

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    Getting as little as 30 minutes of physical activity a day can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke . This summer, why not increase your physical activity by taking part in National Park and Recreation Month?
  • Hey Oklahoma! Let's take the #SuperParkSelfie Challenge in July!

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    Getting as little as 30 minutes of physical activity a day can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke . This summer, why not increase your physical activity by taking part in National Park and Recreation Month?
  • Advocates talk #HealthyVendingABQ at the Albuquerque Heart Walk!

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    A group of dedicated volunteers joined us at the Albuquerque Heart Walk on June 18th to raise their voice in support of stroke smart and heart healthy policies including the #HealthyVendingABQ campaign!
  • Hey Wyoming! Let's do the #SuperParkSelfie challenge in July!

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    Getting as little as 30 minutes of physical activity a day can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke . This summer, why not increase your physical activity by taking part in National Park and Recreation Month?
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Allison Pierce

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    Please meet our new American Heart Association volunteer leader and Arkansas State Advocacy Committee member, Dr. Allison Pierce.
  • Get Active on Social Media: #SuperParkSelfie Photo Contest

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    This July, we want you to discover your super powers at your local parks and rec! To see just how SUPER you are, we are challenging you to take a #SuperParkSelfie every week this July.
  • 12 Cities Go Smoke-Free in 12 Months

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    In the past 12 months, because of your support, phone calls, testimonies, and dedication to seeing a healthier Texas, we have passed 12 smoke-free ordinances in cities across the state!
  • Mesquite Goes Smoke-Free

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    We have great news out of North Texas. The City of Mesquite unanimously passed a smoke-free ordinance which will provide a safe working environment for all workers within the city!
  • CPR Awareness Week in Texas

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    The American Heart Association recognized CPR Week, June 1-7, by featuring the lifesaving story of how Aerin Thomas, a 12 year old from Frisco, Texas, used CPR to save her father's life.
  • Volunteers Raise Their Voice at the Colorado Springs Heart Walk

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    A group of dedicated volunteers joined us at the Colorado Springs Heart Walk last weekend to raise their voice in support of stroke smart and heart healthy policies!