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AHA Announces 2019-2020 Alabama Advocacy Committee

The American Heart Association is working toward improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent, and reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent, all by the year 2020. Policy change is essential for us to meet this bold goal – and our volunteers are at the heart of our efforts.

Each year, the American Heart Association invites a diverse group of volunteers to serve on the Alabama Advocacy Committee, which is the advisory board to volunteers and staff on state public advocacy issues. With the leadership of our subcommittee, we create a state public policy agenda that impacts heart disease and stroke risk factors and protects heart disease and stroke patients. We also conduct grassroots and lobbying activities to educate the public and policymakers about the need for policy change.

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AHA Announces 2019-2020 Florida Advocacy Committee

The American Heart Association is working toward improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent, and reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent, all by the year 2020. Policy change is essential for us to meet this bold goal – and our volunteers are at the heart of our efforts.

Each year, the American Heart Association invites a diverse group of volunteers to serve on the Alabama Advocacy Committee, which is the advisory board to volunteers and staff on state public advocacy issues. With the leadership of our subcommittee, we create a state public policy agenda that impacts heart disease and stroke risk factors and protects heart disease and stroke patients. We also conduct grassroots and lobbying activities to educate the public and policymakers about the need for policy change.

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Join us October 28th

We enjoyed speaking with advocates on this month's You're the Cure - Southeast advocacy chat. Our next monthly chat is scheduled for Monday, October 28th at 11:30 AM eastern / 10:30 AM central. Click here to save your spot now!

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GUEST BLOG: “How Can Something That Tastes So Good, Be Bad For Me?”

Hi everyone, Hannah here! This month, I wanted to chat with you about something we are all seeing in the headlines – vaping and teens. Specifically, vape “juice” flavors (funny how the industry refers to the chemicals they use to create these flavors as “juice” – makes it sound like it’s healthy doesn’t it?)  and how they are used to attract teens to e-cigarettes. 

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Philadelphia celebrates sodium warning labeling at restaurants!

Philadelphia celebrated the launch of Sodium Warning Labels that will help the public make healthier choices while eating out at restaurants across the city.

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Young Advocates Stand Up Against E-cigs and Flavored Tobacco!

Students from North Bethesda and Julius West Middle Schools in Montgomery County came together to watch a town hall about the e-cigarette and flavored tobacco issues in Montgomery County.

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Weak flavored tobacco laws leave a bad taste

Flavored tobacco and e-cigarettes are a hot topic in the media lately. From health issues associated with flavored tobacco and e-cigarettes to the FDA citing manufacturers of tobacco products for misleading the public that e-cigarettes are a “safer alternative” to regular tobacco, it seems like every day there is a new story about the concerns of e-cigarettes and flavored cigarettes harming youth and adults alike.

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Making new friends on "The Hill"

Five things that you can do now to start building a relationship with your lawmakers.

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World Heart Day 29 September

World Heart Day 2019

Mark your calendar for World Heart Day, this Sunday, September 29th!  Since the year 2000, this day of awareness created by the World Heart Federation has been informing people around the globe that CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death claiming millions of lives each year.

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World Heart Day 2019

Mark your calendar for World Heart Day, this Sunday, September 29th!  Since the year 2000, this day of awareness created by the World Heart Federation has been informing people around the globe that CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death claiming millions of lives each year.

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