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Stroke Research Funding Announcement for North Carolina

North Carolina’s application to support the first statewide study of comprehensive post-stroke treatment has been selected for funding by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).  This grant will bring $14 million (over five years) to North Carolina to examine whether stroke survivors’ daily functioning and quality of life can be improved and family caregiver stress

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Maryland CPR Bill Success!

Last week Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed Breanna’s bill, legislation requiring CPR as a graduation requirement, joining Virginia and North Carolina who have passed similar CPR in Schools legislation. The advocacy wins over the past few years are making a huge impact on the cardiovascular health of communities across the MAA. Take a look at

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Newborn heart screening bill moving quickly in North Carolina

Yesterday was a successful day for us in North Carolina as we advocated for HB 105, which would add pulse oximetry to the newborn screening panel. This measure will catch congenital heart defects (CHD) before leaving the hospital and save lives!  We cannot thank our amazing volunteers, legislative supporters and Carolina Panther, Greg Olsen enough