Newsletter Feature - OK
Let's Create A Generation of Heart Healthy Super Heroes in Oklahoma!
Good news! The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed House Bill 2038, which will update and improve our child care center standards.
But our job isn't done yet...
Smoke Free in Oklahoma
The American Heart Association will be supporting an update of Oklahoma's Smoking in Public Places Act in next year's legislative session.
Looking Ahead in Oklahoma!
We are so excited about about our upcoming campaigns in Oklahoma, we just couldn't wait to get information in your hands about the key issues we will be working on, alongside YOU, our American Heart Association advocate!
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AHA's New Brand
For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives.
GUEST BLOG: From My Heart - It's My Senior Year!
Summer has officially ended and it is back to school time for many of us. Starting back to school can be very stressful, especially for me because it is my senior year of high school!!! I don’t know if I should feel excited or nervous because not only does school come with so many great things like seeing all my friends, opportunities to learn more, and the chance to cheer our team onto victory at Friday night football games.
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Meet the AHA's new president
AHA Recruits Advocates at the 30th Annual Red Earth Festival
The American Heart Association was lucky enough to be a part of the 30th Annual Red Earth Festival at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City. The award-winning festival features American Indian artists and dancers from throughout North America who celebrate the richness and diversity of their heritage with the world. During the Red Earth Festival Oklahoma City is the center of Native American art and culture in America.
Lyndsey Albright Saves her Boyfriend’s Life with Telephone CPR
On Sept. 3, 2016, after a night of visiting friends, Mike Miller and his girlfriend of 11 years returned to the home they had moved into four days earlier. Just after 11 p.m., the two sat down on their couch, and that’s when Miller began acting strange. First, he told his girlfriend, Lyndsey Albright, that he felt tired. Then he took off his glasses and began crushing them in his hand. Believing he was having a seizure, Albright called 911. At that point he was no longer breathing, and she was instructed to begin CPR.
Stroke Stories: A. Jaye Johnson - "I Refused to Give Up"
May 24, 2013 started as a regular Friday morning. I was getting ready for another staff training at the Boys and Girls Club. I had a doctor’s appointment that morning not knowing my life was about to change. At the beginning of my check up, the nurse was checking what I thought was my temperature but turned out to be the oxygen level to my brain, which was at 69%. I was told I needed to go the emergency room ASAP.
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What We Accomplished at the Capitol
In February, I emailed you to share our legislative priorities this legislative session in Oklahoma. Our goals were to stop efforts to repeal CPR as a graduation requirement in Oklahoma public schools and increase the excise tax on cigarettes to reduce smoking rates in adults and help prevent youth from taking up the habit. Well, I'm happy to report - we were successful on both fronts! More than 250 advocates from across the state sent more than 1,500 emails to their lawmakers in the last four months, and you made a BIG impact!