What’s What: Every day, American’s lives are touched by heart disease and stroke. Whether it is our own health that is impacted or the lives of family members, friends or co-workers, there is a lot at stake when it comes to fighting our nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. You can help. You’re the Cure.
Amava Take: In these challenging times, American Heart Association (“AHA”) has taken the lead providing people with virtual volunteerism opportunities like You’re the Cure. We all have the power to make a difference by speaking out for policies that help build healthier communities and healthier lives. By joining You’re the Cure, AHA’s online advocacy community, volunteers can begin taking actions to change communities and lives immediately. AHA’s action center makes it easy to connect with local representatives to help inform legislative and regulatory policies locally and nationally.
Question and Answers:
What issues do You’re the Cure volunteers advocate for?
You’re the Cure volunteers advocate for heart-healthy and stroke-smart communities through legislative and regulatory policies in cities, states and across the country. Specific issues include cardiovascular disease prevention, quality and value of care, access to care, heart disease and stroke research and rehabilitation.
How does it work?
The You’re the Cure website gives volunteers the tools they need to play a crucial role in the fight against heart disease and stroke. The tools enable volunteers to communicate with key legislators, connect with advocates nearby and stay up-to-date on heart and stroke issues.
Does the You’re the Cure website have information and resources to help volunteer advocates?
Yes. The program includes a grassroots advocate toolkit that is full of helpful information.
What else can I do?
Participate in the AHA’s Show Us Your Good program. Trust us, it’s a heart warmer.
Special Requirements: Just the motivation to help save lives.
Setting it up: Go to the You’re the Cure site to register and visit the Action Center to learn about current priorities.