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Chat Schedule 2021-2022

We invite all You're the Cure advocates in the Southeast to join us for our monthly 30-minute chats, offering a behind the scenes look at the American Heart Association's public policy efforts and ways to become stronger advocates for longer, healthier lives. Below is our call schedule for fiscal year 2021-2022. All calls will be held on Mondays at 11:30AM ET / 10:30AM CT. Any changes to this schedule will be communicated via You're the Cure alerts.


August 23 (replay)

Learn about the AHA's new Tobacco Endgame movement aimed to empower teens and young adults to make a difference in the fight against vaping and other tobacco use. Guest speakers: Jennifer Collins, former chair of the AHA's North Carolina Advocacy Coordinating Committee, and Betsy Vetter, AHA Director of Field Grassroots. 

September 27 (replay)

With students back in school, learn about the AHA's advocacy efforts to protect children's health nationwide relating to tobacco use and healthy eating at home and school. Guest speaker: Kristy Anderson, AHA Sr. Government Relations Director in DC. 

October 25 (replay)

With Halloween almost here, learn about AHA's advocacy efforts to make streets more accessible and safer for everyone, which is super important for families who plan to trick-or-treat. Also hear some of our favorite tips for making your Halloween festivities a little healthier for your family and trick-or-treaters.

November 15 (replay)

With the holiday season upon us, close out 2021 alongside us with hearts of gratitude as we celebrate the progress we've made together so far this year and share heart-felt messages from the Southeast Advocacy Team for your support. 

January 24 (replay)

One of the easiest ways to be an effective advocate is by taking action on You're the Cure alerts. In just a few moments, you can easily connect with your lawmakers on health issues important to you. And when you are ready, there are several ways to take your advocacy to the next level - find out how on this month's chat. Guest speaker: Betsy Vetter, AHA Field Grassroots Director.

March 28 (replay)

On this call we highlight several of the AHA's advocacy efforts to protect women's heart health through every stage of life. Some are more familiar issues, such as research, while others are newer like extending Medicaid postpartum coverage for new moms. We also speak with two amazing You're the Cure advocates - Tina Marsden and Stayc Simpson - about their unexpected experiences with heart disease and how they've noticed the importance of policy change to help women live longer, healthier lives.

April 25 (replay)

As state legislative sessions wind down in the Southeast, hear from Melissa Overton, You're the Cure advocate in North Carolina, and Tiffany McCaskill Henderson, AHA Florida Government Relations Director, about the importance of relationships with your lawmakers, tips to establish relationships with your lawmakers, and how to maintain year-round communication with your elected officials. 

May 23 (replay)

In honor of American Stroke Month, learn how the AHA/ASA transforms science into policy, current advocacy efforts to prevent and treat stroke, and how one advocate inspired policy change by sharing her personal experiences with stroke. Guest Speakers: Stephanie Mohl, Vice President of American Stroke Association

June 27

With the end of the AHA's fiscal year upon us, celebrate the successes we've accomplished together federally and here in the Southeast! 

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