Newsletter Feature - NE
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
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!
Mission: Lifeline Stroke Underway in Nebraska!
Mission: Lifeline Stroke -Nebraska is now underway. This $6.5 million project is made possible through a grant to the American Heart Association by the Helmsley Charitable Trust Foundation. Mission: Lifeline Stroke is a program for transforming stroke care by focusing efforts on connecting all the components of acute stroke care into a smoothly integrated system that reinforces use of evidence-based guidelines, measures performance, identifies gaps and engages in improvement projects at the system level.
Medicaid Expansion Approved for November Ballot
With more than 133,000 signatures collected, a coalition of health advocates turned in more than enough signatures to put the issue on the November ballot. The group only needed 85,000 valid signatures to qualify so proponents were encouraged by the strong show of support. With all legal options exhausted by the opposition, the issue is now fully certified to appear on the statewide ballot.
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: