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Dr. Shobha Ghosh advocates for funding

Special thanks to volunteer Dr. Shobha Ghosh, who spoke yesterday on behalf of the AHA at a Washington, D.C. press conference where advocates called on Congress to end sequestration and avoid drastic budget cuts for nondefense discretionary programs in a wide range of areas, including science and public health. Dr. Ghosh joined other speakers in presenting a letter signed by

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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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Thankful for our dedicated advocates

Just in time for the cherry blossoms blooming in DC, more than 300 American Heart Association and American Stroke Association volunteers from across the country descended upon Capitol Hill on April 9th, advocating to restore $32 billion in federal funding to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The 2013 sequester cut $1.5 billion from the