Newsletter Feature - VA
Share your story and make a difference
Think about a time when you were told something. Did the number stick out - or did the story? The American Heart Association is a trusted scientific voice, this is true. However, your story and the story of your family and friends help bring our science to life.
Free Nutrition Month Recipe Book!
March is National Nutrition month so we thought we’d share a cool opportunity to get some heart healthy and budget friendly recipes for you and your families. Our friends at Health for Good have put together an e-book of 10 family meals that can be made for less than $10 dollars using 10 ingredients or fewer! From kid friendly chicken enchiladas to a chicken curry skillet, download these recipes to use on the next family meals. Trust us! One bite of these enchiladas and your families will be thanking you!
hero_image_alt_text===10 under 10 cookbook
thumbnail_alt_text===10 under 10 cookbook
Food Insecurity is a critical issue for many families
Food insecurity is an issue that impacts many families, especially since COVID. Some families who were living in the margins before, are more likely to be impacted by food insecurity now. What is food insecurity?
Virginia Legislative Update
Virginia’s food insecurity has gone up to 13% since the onset of the pandemic. We know eating a healthy diet helps reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes so we must support access to nutritious food. That’s why this session we’re supporting the Produce Rx Program and the Virginia Food Access Investment Fund.
Great mental health tips for when life has you feeling anxious or blue.
2020 really dealt us all a wallop, and 2021 is starting out rocky as well. With the weight of the health and well-being of our families, ourselves, and our world bearing down on us all, it’s understandable that stress, anxiety, and depression can impact anyone’s life.
Recruitment-palooza. Join in the fun!
As an active You’re the Cure advocate, you probably realize we could not survive let alone thrive without our volunteers! In a world of less physical contact, most of us are looking to be a part of something and stay connected. So why not with You’re the Cure?
VA Advocacy Committee chair, Tamika Quinn, receives honor from local non-profit
Congratulations to our Virginia Advocacy Committee chair, Tamika Quinn, for being honored by Hampton Roads Gazeti with the 2020 Exemplar Award for her dedicated service to the American Heart Association and the issues we champion together.
hero_image_alt_text===A picture of Tamika
thumbnail_alt_text===A picture of Tamika
Get ready.....Recruitment-palooza is coming!
This fall, get ready for an exciting new project for Eastern States advocates and a chance to earn some really great prizes!
hero_image_alt_text===Help us recruit new advocates
thumbnail_alt_text===Help us recruit new advocates
E-cigarette use among youth is on the rise. Help us fight back.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently released data from their Youth Risk Behavior Survey that shows E-cigarette use among youth is still rising and more kids are getting hooked on tobacco.
Our Grassroots Manager in the northern part of the Eastern Region, Rebecca Scharler, had a medical emergency in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is her story of the safe quality care she got despite the pandemic.