newsletter feature - AZ
Know Diabetes by Heart
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and a major cause of heart attacks, strokes and disability for people living with type 2 diabetes – yet only about half recognize their risk. This problem is too big for any one organization to address on its own, which is why we need your help!
Let's Make Tucson a More Livable City for ALL!
This election Tucsonans have the opportunity to support an investment in parks and recreation improvements, helping make our community a healthier and safer place for all to live. Here at the American Heart Association, we support Prop 407, the Parks and Connection bond, for several reasons:
hero_image_alt_text===Vote Yes on Prop 407
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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
The following story was originally posted on the American Heart Association News site on July 2, 2018.
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?
AHA's Support Network
You’re not alone. Make our social support network your home.
ICYMI: February 8 – 14th was CHD Awareness Week
Did you know that we celebrated Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Awareness week this month? With the crazy news cycle, heart month events, Black History month celebrations, and life getting in the way, it’s totally understandable that you may have missed it. But never fear, I’m here to give you some facts to share with your friends and family.
hero_image_alt_text===Baby's foot with pulse oximetry test
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Advocate Spotlight: Kristin Williams
The morning of October 1, 2011 started as an average one; I smoked a cigarette, had a cup of coffee, and headed out for the day. However, it quickly took a turn for the worse. As I sat down for lunch, my heart rate shot up and I felt a sudden rush of adrenaline. I assumed it was anxiety and tried to forget the discomfort. I went about my day until a friend placed his hand on my chest to feel my heart rate. After feeling what felt like “a thousand grenades going off” in my chest, he convinced me to go to the hospital. There I was told that an aneurysm in my heart ruptured and I would probably need open-heart surgery.
hero_image_alt_text===Photo of woman
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Arizona Heart at the Capitol 2018 Recap
Last week over 70 You’re the Cure volunteers, survivors, caregivers and medical professionals gathered in Phoenix for Heart at the Capitol, a day to raise awareness about heart disease. During the event, volunteers advocated for two key policies: raising the minimum purchase age of tobacco products to 21 years of age and to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to use their benefits at local farmers markets when purchasing fruits and vegetables. Here’s some key details volunteers shared with legislators:
hero_image_alt_text===Advocates standing in front of Arizona state capitol
thumbnail_alt_text===Advocates standing in front of Arizona state capitol