Newsletter Feature - AL
AHA Announces 2019-2020 Alabama Advocacy Committee
The American Heart Association is working toward improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent, and reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent, all by the year 2020. Policy change is essential for us to meet this bold goal – and our volunteers are at the heart of our efforts.
Each year, the American Heart Association invites a diverse group of volunteers to serve on the Alabama Advocacy Committee, which is the advisory board to volunteers and staff on state public advocacy issues. With the leadership of our subcommittee, we create a state public policy agenda that impacts heart disease and stroke risk factors and protects heart disease and stroke patients. We also conduct grassroots and lobbying activities to educate the public and policymakers about the need for policy change.
World Heart Day 2019
Mark your calendar for World Heart Day, this Sunday, September 29th! Since the year 2000, this day of awareness created by the World Heart Federation has been informing people around the globe that CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death claiming millions of lives each year.
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Join us June 24th
We know May is a busy month, filled with graduation ceremonies, end of the school year activities, and the start of summer! As such, we will not host our You're the Cure Advocacy Chat this month and will pick up again in June. We invite you to join us on June 24th!
Save Your Spot: April Advocacy Chat
Our next 30-minute East Region Advocacy Chat is quickly approaching! Save your spot now for our next call on Tuesday, April 30th at 11:30 a.m. EST / 10:30 a.m. CST.
Save Your Spot for March's Advocacy Chat
We're already preparing for our next monthly 30-minute advocacy chat on Monday, March 25th at 11:30 a.m. EST. On this call, we will share which policies are gaining traction in the eastern reason and ways you can help.
FDA Takes Action to Limit E-Cig Sales
Thanks to the efforts of advocates like you, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is listening to us and wants to limit the sale and access to certain flavored tobacco products like e-cigarettes.
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AHA's New Brand
For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives.
Meet the AHA's new president
Advocacy Tips for Summer
Summer is the season for the beach, backyard picnics, and pool parties. But it's also the time to make a real difference in your community and improve your advocacy skills. Here are five easy things you can do this summer to be an even more powerful advocate:
American Stroke Month 2018
Did you know that stroke is a leading cause of death and preventable disability with 7 million American adults having had a stroke? Or that someone has a stroke every 40 seconds?