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Everything is bigger in Texas

This New Englander discovered everything is bigger in Texas.

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I used to roll my eyes when people said that "everything is bigger in Texas." Then, I saw this bug on my recent trip to Dallas. It was larger than a skyscraper!

Seriously, I joined my AHA Health Strategies colleagues in Dallas last month to do some big thinking. The American Heart Association's overarching goal is to reduce heart disease and stroke. Each of the volunteer boards and staffed departments is responsible for their part in reaching our shared goal. We know that a lot of what we have been doing is working and is fantastic and that 100% is based in our available science and evidence.However, we recognize that we need to be constantly evolving.

We were asked to look at our various policy campaigns and see if it was time for some "creative destruction." What do we need to tweak? What needs a complete revamping? I am excited to sit down with my coalition partners and my Maine AHA Advocates to really delve into our plans for the future. If any of you are big thinkers, come join us.

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