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  • 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.
  • Little Hats Big Hearts Utah

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    We are excited to participate in the Little Hats Big Hearts program this year for the first time. Learn more about this fun program.
  • Update on Christian Lybbert

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    In honor of congenital heart defect week (February 7-14) we wanted to update you on one of our youngest heart survivors.
  • Little Hats Big Hearts

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    As part of Heart Month we are participating in a new program called Little Hats Big Hearts. Read more about this fun program.
  • Update on Tobacco to 21 Legislation

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    Legislation to raise the tobacco purchase age to 21 is moving through the legislature this session. Learn more here about what is going on.
  • Update on the Healthy Idaho Plan

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    Senate Bill 1205 aka the Healthy Idaho Plan received a hearing recently in the Senate Health and Welfare Committee. Read here for more details on what happened.
  • Heart Month in Montana - Are we doing enough for our littlest hearts?

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    Did you know that there’s no requirement for elementary schools to have any minimum amount of PE time? Learn more about what the AHA is doing to fix that.
  • Friendly Reminder: Arizona‚Äôs Heart at the Capitol Day is January 26th

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    Join us on January 26th to advocate for CPR in Schools and other heart healthy policies! Learn more about this exciting and powerful day here.
  • This years legislative session looks like it will be a busy one

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    The 2016 legislative session starts soon and it looks like it's going to be a very busy session. Learn more about what we are working on this year.
  • Keep in touch with us online

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    We have a great new way for you to keep up on what the AHA is doing in the community. Click here and learn more.
  • Join Us in Missoula on February 19th

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    Join us on February 19th for our annual Go Red For Women Luncheon. The Luncheon is designed dispel myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women. We hope you can join us!
  • Safer Routes to Schools means safer, healthier kids

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    Did you know that the percentage of kids walking to school has dropped to only 12%? We want to change that and the first thing we must do is make sure that there are safe routes for kids to get to school. Read more about what we are doing on this very...
  • Advocate Highlight - Sara Hoffman

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    Sara thought she was doing everything right but everything changed last August. Read her story here.
  • The 2016 Legislative session is just around the corner

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    With help from advocates 2015 was a great year for public health legislation. Read more about our plans for the 2016 legislative session here.
  • Youth and e-cigarette exposure

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    E-cigarettes are showing up in more and more places. Research recently showed that roughly 70% of high school students are exposed to e-cigarette advertising. The AHA worries that e-cigarettes targeted at young people and can hook them on nicotine and...
  • The 2016 Legislative Session Will Be a Busy One

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    The AHA has big plans for the 2016 legislative session. Read more about what we plan to work on this year.
  • What is Happening in Montana

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    The Montana Legislature might not be convening in 2016 but we still have big plans for public health policy in Montana.
  • West Linn joins the Call for Safe Streets and Healthy Kids

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    West Linn recently became the 5th city in the metro region to call for increased action to improve the health of kids by making communities safer for walking and biking. Read more about this important coalition effort here.
  • High School Students Should Learn CPR in School

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    Picture yourself coming home one afternoon only to find a loved one on the floor in a state of cardiac arrest.
  • Join us for Heart at the Capitol Day

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    On Tuesday, January 26 th , advocates from across the state will gather at the Capitol in Phoenix to lobby for heart healthy legislation.
  • Why I Intern for the American Heart Association

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    I am a current intern at the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and I chose to intern here because of the mission.