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Advocate Spotlight: Carrie McLeod

 Positive Outcomes is why

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What brought you to be an advocate for the American Heart Association?

I was drawn to the “get with the guidelines” work initially, and the goals to drive quality measures.  I believe the clinical guidelines are the best roadmap to achieving positive outcomes for those managing chronic disease. 

What issues or policies are you most passionate about and why?

Our work on the Mission Lifeline has had a tremendous impact for our state.   The system approach has helped us to advance emergency care for the citizens of North Dakota.

What is your favorite advocacy memory or experience so far and what made it great?

Announcing the Helmsley Charitable Trust funding for the STEMI initiative was exciting for our state. 

What is your favorite way to be active?

I love to take my bike out on the trails for a good along ride. 

What is your favorite fruit or vegetable and any tips for how you serve or prepare it?

I love all fruits, but my very favorite fruit choice would have to be blackberries.  I serve them fresh.

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