23 Jun 2014
End of Session Wrap-up
The NYS Session has wrapped up and we're happy to report substantial progress in many areas. Here's a quick recap. CPR in Schools bill passes both houses: Thanks to the help of our dedicated advocates and the bill sponsors, Assemblyman...
6 Jun 2014
Michelle Johnston - Promoting CPR Every Chance She Gets!
Having helped pass CPR in Schools legislation in Vermont, Michelle traveled to New York this month to push hard for their bill. Michelle talks about her experience working with fellow advocate Annette Adamczak below. When I went to my Lobby...
25 Apr 2014
Mindy's Trip to Augusta - Hanging with the Cool Kids
My Trip to Augusta by Mindy Beyer About a week ago I had the pleasure of joining Becky Smith our Government Relations Director in Augusta. Before my trip, I really didn't know what to expect. I had been to the...
8 Apr 2014
Congressman Marc Veasey Encourages Constituents to Get Healthy at AHA Event!
12 Feb 2014
Infographic: Affordable Care Act- Protecting Patients with Congenital Heart Disease
Learn about the protections and rights congenital heart defect patients have under the health care law. enclosure_image_url===https://yourethecure.org/AHA/Community/cfs-file.ashx/__key/telligent-evolution-components-attachments/01-01-00-00-00-00-24-79/ACA-CHD-Infographic.jpg
7 Feb 2014
I'm Too Young To Have A Heart Attack
Part I of a Special Guest Series by Steve Irigoyen, a You’re the Cure Advocate who’s an 8-time heart attack survivor and 2-time stroke survivor The reason I advocate is because someone advocated for me and I want to give...
1 Feb 2014
Williston Volunteer Tommy Watson Passes 1,300 Trained in CPR!
American Heart Association Volunteer Tommy Watson - who set a goal of training 100 people in "Hands-only CPR" two years ago -- has now trained over 1,300 people! Among those trained by Tommy at the American Heart Association's Go Red...
27 Jan 2014
Volunteer Ed Adrian Argues for Shared Use Legislation
Burlington Attorney Ed Adrian rallied behind the American Heart Association's effort to pass legislation providing schools with greater liability protection to open their buildings to the community for recreational purposes. Ed testified before the House Education Committee this month telling...
27 Jan 2014
Vermont principals support community use of schools - but are also concerned about liability
The American Heart Association supports legislation providing Vermont schools with greater protection from liability to encourage schools to open their buildings and grounds to the public for recreational use during non-school hours. Research shows people are 38% more likely to...
27 Jan 2014
Tobacco trust fund is needed
Fifty years after the surgeon general first told Americans that smoking causes disease and death, the American Heart Association and other public health advocacy groups have announced bold new goals to end the tobacco epidemic for good, including reducing adult...