Newsletter Feature - IL
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!
GUEST BLOG: “Stayin’ Alive” With CPR and AED
We’re headed into summer! Well, maybe. It’s currently the middle of May and I have yet to see a week without at least 2 days of snow in 2019 Oh, Wyoming. *Sigh.*
But snow or shine, June is fast approaching, and we’ve got an important topic to recognize during the first week: CPR and AED Awareness Week.
Illinois Passes Tobacco 21!
This month, Governor Pritzker made it official, Illinois became the first state in the Midwest to pass a Tobacco 21 law - raising the sale age of tobacco products from 18 to 21! Without our amazing advocacy network this victory would not have been possible!
Happy Holidays, Superheroes!
As we enjoy this season of thanks, we would be remiss if we didn’t express our sincerest thanks to you, our advocates. Though we live in different places across the country, we all come together to use our superhero advocacy powers – you are saving lives by using your voice!
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.
Add color with pride
Did you know that LGBTQI Pride month is also National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month? Celebrate both with a rainbow of colorful fruits and vegetables.
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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:
We're thankful for you!
As AHA Advocacy staff, we get to work alongside the most remarkable volunteers- like YOU! We get to see lives improved and lives saved as a result of the work we’ve done together, and for that, we're grateful.
Advocate Spotlight: Ruth Jewell
Education is Why!
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Fighting Back Against Big Tobacco
Some familiar proposals are popping up in Congress once again that would weaken the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to effectively regulate tobacco products, and they are bad news for public health.