Newsletter Feature - UT
Advocacy in Action across the Country
Every year, American Heart Association volunteers gather at their state capitols to advocate for public policies that will result in a world of longer, healthier lives. Here's what we've been up to:
It was the flavors that got me started, but it was the nicotine that got me hooked
The Utah Division took an innovative approach to this year’s AHA Utah Lobby Day. Instead of a traditional daytime event driven by one-on-one meetings with lawmakers, our team hosted a dinner prior to the start of the busy legislative session.
And with support from advocates like you, it was a great success!
Over 120 volunteers and lawmakers attended and learned more about the vaping epidemic and other AHA legislative priorities.
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Advocacy Avengers Assemble – FAST!!!
While the remnants of Marvel’s Avengers will be assembling this week to take on the greatest threat to their Universe, our Advocacy Avengers know that the greatest threat to mankind isn’t an intergalactic alien but Heart Disease and Stroke – the #1 and #2 causes of death in the WORLD!!!
FDA moves to restrict sales of electronic cigarettes, but more can be done
Proposal to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars is historic and long overdue.
Health is on the Ballot
On your ballot there are several critical items that call for your vote, but did you know that health is one of them?
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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:
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.
Sharing from the heart changes people’s lives, including your own
If you're one of the 43 million Americans who are affected by heart disease, it's time for a chat. Patient to patient. Caregiver to caregiver. All across the nation.
Be Healthy for Good
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