Newsletter Feature - OR
A Great Day at the Oregon Capitol!
March 13th was a great day at the Capitol in Salem! With a big focus on nutrition, over 30 volunteers came together to discuss three important pieces of legislation; SB 727 - fresh fruit and vegetable incentives for families on food assistance, HB 2626/HB 2639 - making important changes to the WIC food assistance program and HB 2270 - raising the tobacco and e-cigarette tax.
We were joined also joined by youth from the Providence Rebels, a teen-led group that encourages students to explore health issues and career paths while gaining leadership skills. In addition to the legislative visits, the Oregon Lobby Day also featured a health fair in the rotunda where they highlighted CPR, the amount of sugar in various beverages, and the dangers of e-cigarettes.
We greatly appreciate all of the volunteers who joined us at the Capitol! If you couldn't join us but would like to support these issues please keep an eye out for emails on these pieces of legislation as we enter the second half of the 2019 legislative session.
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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?
Advocate Spotlight: Stacy Johnson
I often tell people that my father died of smoking.
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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.
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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.
Be Healthy for Good
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Fighting Back Against Big Tobacco
Some familiar proposals are popping up in Congress once again that would weaken the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to effectively regulate tobacco products, and they are bad news for public health.
Heart Saver Spotlight: Skylar Berry
Every year there are almost 424,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the United States, and of this figure an estimated 10,200 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen to children. Sadly, only 10% of victims who suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital setting survive, largely in part because many victims do not receive timely CPR or AED application.