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Add color with pride
hero_image_alt_text===Vegetables shaped into a rainbow
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Summer Advocacy Tips
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:
American Stroke Month 2018
Did you know that stroke is a leading cause of death and preventable disability with 7 million American adults having had a stroke? Or that someone has a stroke every 40 seconds?
AHA Support Network
You’re not alone. Make our social support network your home.
Will You Wear Red?
I’ll be rocking my red February 2nd for National Wear Red Day®. Will you join me
Eric Douglas, West Virginia
If anyone should have known the signs and symptoms of heart disease and heart attack, it was Eric Douglas. A former CPR trainer, EMT and scuba instructor who has trained more than 1,000 people to perform CPR, he still denied he was having problems. He wrote it off as “heart burn," and convinced himself he had just gotten in really bad shape.
hero_image_alt_text===Eric Douglas photo
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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.
Oct. 29th is World Stroke Day
Although about one in four stroke survivors is at risk for another stroke, up to 80% of second clot-related (ischemic) strokes may be preventable.
Recent stroke? Now there's help with rehab decisions.
Rehabilitation is the key to stroke recovery. That's why it's important for stroke survivors and their loved ones to make informed decisions about rehab facilities and programs.
hero_image_alt_text===woman going through stroke rehab
Thanks to Advocates for Fighting for Tobacco Prevention!
Another biennial budget cycle is in the books! We started out strong with Governor Kasich’s proposal of a $0.65/pack cigarette tax increase alongside an “other tobacco products” (OTP) tax parity. We pushed hard in the House alongside our state-wide coalition partners asking for a $1.00/pack cigarette tax increase, an OTP tax parity and $35 million in funding for the Tobacco Use Prevention & Cessation Program. Unfortunately, the budget bill (HB 49) passed in the House without any tax increases and funding was ultimately cut for the Tobacco Use Prevention & Cessation Program.
hero_image_alt_text===Photo of teen saying no to tobacco
thumbnail_alt_text===Photo of teen saying no to tobacco