Newsletter Feature - NE
A Look Back at 2019
2019 was another big year for You’re the Cure, both in Washington D.C. and across the country. Whether you called or emailed, sent tweets or attended legislative meetings with lawmakers, there is no doubt that YTC advocates were a relentless force for longer healthier lives and we made a tremendous impact in 2019!
Tips on having difficult conversations.
With the holidays right around the corner, we know at some point we all will be faced with that one family member or friend bringing up tough subjects that might make you feel uncomfortable.
Help Implement Medicaid Expansion Now
Even though the voters of Nebraska approved Medicaid Expansion to help 90,000 Nebraskans in 2018, it still has not been implemented. Nebraska Health and Human Services is proposing a complicated and unnecessary waiver. This waiver not only will delay expansion until October 2020 but also institutes work requirements to gain benefits.
hero_image_alt_text===Doctor listening to a child's heart.
thumbnail_alt_text===Doctor listening to a child's heart.
The Midwest on Capitol Hill
On Thursday, October 17th, 242 volunteer advocates - cardiovascular disease patients, survivors, caregivers, researchers and others - from 48 states took to Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., and met with 249 House and Senate offices. We were there to advocate for a healthier life in every state in the country.
hero_image_alt_text===You're the Cure advocates on Capitol Hill
thumbnail_alt_text===You're the Cure advocates on Capitol Hill
Getting Ready for Session!
As we prepare for the upcoming year with campaign planning and setting all our legislative priorities, I wanted everyone to give you a heads up about a few things.
hero_image_alt_text===A red heart with the text “My Heart. My Voice. Advocate Trainings Coming This November!”
thumbnail_alt_text===A red heart with the text “My Heart. My Voice. Advocate Trainings Coming This November!”
Coaches can save lives
Nebraska has a long history of amazing coaches; Osborne, Devaney, Cook, and now Frost. They maybe our most famous and they bring a lot of life to Nebraska, we have the opportunity to train coaches that will save lives.
hero_image_alt_text===A phone with the words "Hello, I need help! T-CPR could save someone's life."
Hello from Jacob Denniston, your new Grassroots Manager!
Hello, Nebraska 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
My first trip to Omaha and a Heart Walk
The weekend of May 11th, I went to Omaha for my first ever Heart Walk. I had a wonderful time meeting with volunteers individually and at our advocacy table at the heart walk.
hero_image_alt_text===Katey and Claudia
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