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  • Advocate Spotlight - TJ Haynes

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    Read TJ's story and learn more about the technology that helped save his life.
  • Have a Heart Healthy Summer

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    Happy Summer, You’re the Cure Advocates! As the temperatures are rising and we are all preparing for the fun activities of summertime, we thought we would share with our favorite low sodium summertime recipe!
  • CPR in Schools. Saving Lives!

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    Thanks to advocates like you over 40,000 students a year in Nevada will now be trained in CPR. Learn more about this exciting story here.
  • Jocelyn Gomez

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    Jocelyn's connection to the AHA mission is a very personal one. Read more about her story and why she is so passionate.
  • 2016 Legislative Session - An update on efforts to raise the tobacco tax

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    As the legislative session is heading into the home stretch we want to give you an update on legislation that would raise the tobacco tax in Hawaii.
  • Legislative Session is Over

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    The 2016 legislative session is officially over. Learn more about what we accomplished this year and what we will need your help with next session.
  • Legislative Session 2016

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    The 2016 legislative session if officially over. Read more about what happened this year and what we will need your help on next session.
  • Henry Philofsky, Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation - Partners with Heart

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    We want to introduce you to Henry. Henry is one of our dedicated coalition partners working on the tobacco to 21 issue in Oregon.
  • Healthcare Expansion - What Almost Was

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    Our state has a healthcare coverage gap that affects 78,000 Idahoans. While we weren't successful in closing the gap we got much further than we thought we would. Read more about what happened here.
  • 2016 Legislative Session Wrap Up

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    The 2016 legislative session is officially over. Read more about some of the things we accomplished this year.
  • Helping Heart Attack Victims in Montana

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    The Mission: Lifeline program is working hard in Montana to help improve the chances of heart attack patients survival. Read more about the work they are doing here.
  • LeeAnne Ferguson - Partners with Heart

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    We want to introduce you to LeeAnne, one of our amazing coalition partners on the Safe Routes to School issue. Read more about how she became involved and why she is so passionate about the issue.
  • You are not alone. Join the online support network

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    Are you a survivor of heart disease or stroke? Are you taking care of a loved one that is a survivor? You are not alone and there is a new place where you can talk to others who are going through the same thing as you.
  • Do You Know How Much Sugar You're Eating or Drinking?

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    We, the AHA and our partners, are doing our part to urge all Americans to have a greater understanding of added sugar in our diets and the impact on our health.
  • 2016 Legislative Session Update

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    We have reached the half way point in the 2016 legislative session. We are happy to report that many of the bills we are supporting are doing well. Read more about it here.
  • Advocates Urge Legislators to Raise Age for Tobacco Sales to 21

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    On February 2 the American Heart Association along with 22 other organizations rallied at the Capitol in support of legislation to raise the tobacco purchase age to 21. Read more about this exciting rally!
  • Idaho Youth Lobby Day 2016

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    On February 4th Idaho youth from around the valley met with lawmakers to discuss the importance of funding for the Safe Routes to School program. Students shared their personal stories with lawmakers about how difficult it can be to walk or bike safely...
  • Healthcare Coverage Gap

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    Do you or someone you know fall in the healthcare coverage gap? The AHA believes all Idahoans deserve access to healthcare and we are working very hard to close the coverage gap this legislative session.
  • What You Do Saves Lives

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    If you have ever wondered if your efforts on behalf of the AHA make a difference read this story. Because of your actions thousands of Utah students are being trained in CPR and that training can save a life.
  • Join Us April 14th for Heart at the Capitol

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    I hope you’re as excited as I am that Heart at the Capitol in Sacramento is just around the corner on April 14 th ! If you haven’t registered yet, sign up today !
  • Recapping My Last 2 Years

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    It has been an incredible 2 years working as the Gov. Relations Director in Nevada for the American Heart Association. I have worked with great people on issues that impact heart disease and stroke for adults and children.
  • ICYMI: CPR in Schools Introduced

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    In case you missed it, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1719 which will ensure high school students learn CPR before they graduate high school. AB 1719 holds the power to create a generation of lifesavers.
  • Arizona Heart at the Capitol 2016 Recap

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    On Tuesday, January 26 th over 50 You’re the Cure volunteers, survivors, and American Heart Association visited the Capitol in Phoenix to raise awareness about heart disease and advocate for a statewide policy to train high school students in Hands...
  • Time to Go Red!

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    Going Red is about much more than wearing red on National Wear Red Day. It’s about making a change. Encourage your family and friends to take small steps toward healthy lifestyle choices to reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke.
  • Heart on the Hill 2016

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    Last Friday, February 5, was our 2016 Heart on the Hill eventl. Read more about the exciting day at the Capitol.