Newsletter Feature - KS
Tobacco 21 – It’s not a moment; it’s a movement
Our work to raise the sale age of tobacco to 21 across the country is proving that it isn’t just a fad, it is what the country wants. Multiple states and over 500 different local communities from all over have already passed Tobacco 21 laws!
hero_image_alt_text===Legs crossed against a wall with the words "Let's Stop the Start!"
thumbnail_alt_text===Legs crossed against a wall with the words "Let's Stop the Start!"
Know your numbers and what they mean
Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, heart failure and other life-threatening conditions. Have you checked your blood pressure lately?
hero_image_alt_text===Man taking his blood pressure
thumbnail_alt_text===Man taking his blood pressure
Hello from Jacob Denniston, your new Grassroots Manager for Kansas!
Hello, Kansas advocates! I am so glad to be able to introduce myself and start getting to know each of you.
hero_image_alt_text===Jacob standing in front of the US Capitol.
thumbnail_alt_text===Jacob standing in front of the US Capitol.
May is National Stroke Month
May is National Stroke Month and it’s a good time to make sure we are all aware of strokes. Not only how to prevent and treat them, but how to ensure everyone has access to quality stroke care.
hero_image_alt_text===Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke
thumbnail_alt_text===Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke
Advocates have the power
We’ve all come to have an interest in heart health in different ways. Some of us might be in the medical field, some may have experienced a heart condition themselves or know someone who has. Whatever the reason, we all see that its important to think about heart health and to act on it in our own lives. We are passionate to work towards a world with less cardiovascular disease and stroke. To live in a world where all people have access to education, care, and resources to be heart healthy. If you’ve been an AHA supporter for a while, you know this is our mission and why we strive to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. As a You’re the Cure Advocate, we know you believe in this too and we thank you.
hero_image_alt_text===taking action = making change
thumbnail_alt_text===taking action = making change
Meet Katey Aquilina, your new Grassroots Manager
Hello, You're the Cure advocates! I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and let you know a little about me while I'm learning so much about all of you and the great work you do!
hero_image_alt_text===Image of Katey
thumbnail_alt_text===Image of Katey
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!
Tobacco 21 Expansion Continues in Kansas Despite Lawsuit
Despite a lawsuit filed against the City of Topeka after their passage of Tobacco 21, efforts continue unabated in KS. Douglas County commissioners recently held a hearing on the issue and appear poised to approve the measure soon. This would be the 22nd municipality in Kansas to pass the life-saving measure.
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.
hero_image_alt_text===Vegetables shaped into a rainbow
thumbnail_alt_text===Vegetables shaped into a rainbow
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: