Newsletter Feature - OR
Know Diabetes by Heart
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and a major cause of heart attacks, strokes and disability for people living with type 2 diabetes – yet only about half recognize their risk. This problem is too big for any one organization to address on its own, which is why we need your help!
Increase the Price of Tobacco for the Health of All Oregonians
Last week, the state of Oregon got some great news in the form of the May revenue forecast. It turns out that the state has more money that they anticipated from just two years ago and hard cuts to important public service programs will more than likely not have to be made this year. However, this good news has put a priority piece of legislation for the American Heart Association in limbo.
For the past two years, AHA has been working to build a group of stakeholders to increase the price of tobacco products, something Oregon hasn't done in almost 20 years, and institute the first e-cigarette tax in the state. Since tax increases create additional revenue that in the immediate future, we may not need, there are now questions about if we will pass this important piece of legislation. But for the American Heart Association, this was never really about the money the tax increase would create. It was the importance of the public health policy behind it.
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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.