Newsletter Feature - NY
Shaping the Future Together: The You’re the Cure Survey Results are In!
We want to extend our deepest gratitude to each one of you who participated in our recent survey. Your feedback is invaluable to us and helps shape our focus and strategies.
Holiday Travel Hacks 🧳
As the busiest travel season of the year approaches, we have some tips to ease travel worries for people living with health conditions like heart disease and stroke.
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Advocates came out to Albany for Lobby Day!
Earlier this month, advocates from across the state came together to advocate for heart health and the issues they care most about.
A group of You’re the Cure advocates, coalition partners, and more joined the Association’s advocacy team in Albany for a Lobby Day – our first in person in 3 years. We first had a press conference on the importance of School Meals For All, Double Up Food Bucks, and tobacco control.
Join us in Albany for Lobby Day!
We are pleased to announce the American Heart Association’s Lobby Day in New York, on February 14th in Albany!
Despite FDA action, flavored tobacco policy still critical locally.
“Doubt is our Product” is a quote from a former tobacco executive in 1969. Tobacco companies have tried to sew doubt into the minds of Americans for decades. They want you to doubt that their products are harmful to your health. They want you to ignore that the World Health Organization says smokers are likely more vulnerable to severe and potentially life-threatening cases of COVID-19. They want you to forget that they have a history of marketing flavored tobacco, including menthol to communities of color.
How to create an effective elevator speech.
Have you heard of the 27 - 9 - 3 rule? Created by Vermont legislators many years ago to help with persuading their fellow lawmakers, this rule states that your pitch should be no longer than 27 words within a time frame of no longer than 9 seconds with no more than 3 points discussed.
New York Legislative Session Update
As the legislative session in New York gets underway, we have a couple important campaigns we wanted to get you updated on.
Schools Must Address Access to Water
Water plays an important role in maintaining overall health. Drinking water supports muscles, joints, and tissues; improves the digestive system; and keeps bodies hydrated. This is vital to the well being of children and their growth. Drinking water helps with learning as well. If a child is well hydrated, they can see better results in their efforts in school. Staying well hydrated helps improve short-term memory, fine motor skills, and visual attention – all things that help the success of kids in the classroom and beyond. But- how kids hydrate also matters.
Let us know who you know!
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a heart-healthy world—and we cannot do it without you. So, we have a request, and this one is simple.
We are hoping you can change some HEARTS and minds.
Do you have a connection with a local legislator, school board member, state representative, state senator, member of Congress, or anyone with government influence? If so, you may be the best channel to influence their HEARTS by advocating with yours.
Putting Heart Health First this Holiday Season
As we begin the holiday season, so too do we begin the start of all our favorite yummy, cozy, tasty treats that we all love and sometimes wait all season to enjoy. But, this is also a time where we can get off track with our goals of making healthier food choices. This is all the more difficult when access to healthier foods is a struggle. Here are some tips for how you can have a heart healthier holiday season – and help ensure others have a good shot at one too.