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  • Act Now: A Fresh Start for OKC

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    According to the Oklahoma City-County Health Department’s Community Health Status Assessment, Oklahoma City is ranked the 2nd worst city in the nation for food access. This means that our citizens have a harder time than most in our nation accessing...
  • Seven Months, Seven Cities

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  • Houston Advocates are Part of the Puzzle!

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    On Saturday, January 23, twenty-five inspiring You’re the Cure volunteers from the Houston area gathered for the Houston Advocate Summit! Some volunteers were new to You’re the Cure, while others had a long history...
  • You're Invited: Advocate for Heart at the Capitol!

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    We’re kicking off National Wear Red Day with a gathering of advocates and survivors at the Arkansas State Capitol on Thursday, February 4th.
  • Let's Unite to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke

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    Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet it’s 80% preventable. Help us raise awareness to end this killer of women.
  • Advocate for Heart at the Texas Capitol

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    Join us at the Capitol on February 4th to recognize National Wear Red Day and raise awareness of the number one killer of women: heart disease.
  • Meet Chancen Flick, Oklahoma Government Relations Director

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    Chancen Flick is excited to be joining the You're the Cure family as the Government Relations Director in Oklahoma City for the American Heart Association. He comes to the AHA with a strong background in legislative politics, volunteer organization...
  • Meet the Austin Grassroots Action Team

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    Here at the American Heart Association, Life is Why we work to eliminate heart disease and stroke. One important way we save and improve lives is by advocating for laws that help people live healthier lives.
  • Meet the Denver Grassroots Action Team

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    One important way the AHA/ASA saves and improves lives is by advocating for laws that help people live healthier lives. It’s part of our effort to build a culture of health.
  • New Year. New Ideas. New Location.

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    Resolve to join us as we work together to create a healthier community for all! The SmokeFree Little Rock Coalition meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, January 14th.
  • Meet Dr. Brian Eble, Our Heart Hero

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    You're the Cure advocate and President of the Central Arkansas AHA Board, Dr. Brian Eble is leading the way in the fight against heart disease and stroke.
  • Advocate for Heart at the New Mexico Capitol!

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    You're invited to join us at our state Capitol on Tuesday, February 2nd as we recognize National Wear Red Day and the fight against the number one killer of women - heart disease, by advocating for heart healthy and stroke smart policies.
  • Advocate for Heart at the Colorado Capitol!

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    You're invited to join us at our state Capitol on Friday, February 5th, as we recognize National Wear Red Day and the fight against the number one killer of women - heart disease, by advocating for heart healthy and stroke smart policies.
  • A New Year's Resolution for North Texas

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    It’s that time of year when we begin planning our New Year’s resolutions. There is one that North Texas could adopt that would save lives and improve the health of everyone, especially our children.
  • During the Holidays, Check Your Simple 7!

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    Hello Everyone and Season’s Greetings! This holiday season, the Voices for Healthy Kids Texas team would like to talk about social determinants of health. “Well, what’s that?” you might ask. Simple! It’s the long way of...
  • Edinburg Becomes the First City in Hidalgo County to go Smoke-Free!

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    The Edinburg City Council voted unanimously to pass a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance. We are incredibly thankful for all the You're the Cure advocates who were dedicated to making a smoke free community a reality.
  • Ready to lead in 2016?

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    Advocacy connects the American Heart Association’s mission to the issues, opportunities and challenges shaping the health of communities across our country. We're looking for advocates who want to get involved and become volunteer leaders.
  • Meet Petra Colindres, Member of the Grassroots Action Team

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    We're so excited for you to meet Petra Colindres, member of the Grassroots Action Team! Get to know her and learn of her motivation to volunteer with You're the Cure.
  • Show Me Love: Bartender Appreciation Day

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    We're showing our love to hospitality workers across Arkansas. Will you join us as we work to create healthier environments for workers and residents alike?
  • Join the Movement to Ensure the Next Generation of Lifesavers

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    Students, teachers, and organizations are joining forces to make CPR in schools a priority, helping to prepare thousands of qualified lifesavers in communities across New Mexico.
  • Thank you, Denver, for stepping up for health!

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    Recently over fifty Denver residents joined the American Heart Association and the City of Denver Mayor’s office to show support for a healthier Denver.
  • Why Amanda Advocates

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    We're so excited for you to meet Amanda Denton, one of our newest advocates and Dallas Grassroots Action Team members! Get to know her and learn of her motivation to volunteer with You're the Cure.
  • National Eating Healthy Day Declared in OKC

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    Mayor Cornett declares November 4th, 2015 to be National Eating Healthy Day.
  • AHA Presents on Healthy Food Access at Southern Obesity Summit

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    Mid-November marked the 2015 Southern Obesity Summit in Jackson, MS. The conference was well attended by advocates, community leaders, government officials, healthcare providers, educators, and the like, from across 16 southern states. Advocacy team members...
  • With more children at risk for heart disease, make healthy changes this Thanksgiving

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    Happy Thanksgiving from the American Heart Association! This Thanksgiving, we are thankful for all of our amazing advocates who take the time to help us save lives, whether it is coming to the Capitol for an Advocating for Heart Day or simply educating...