Monthly Archives: July 2015


Thank you, Dr. Quock!

It was a proud moment for WSA when the work of our Advocacy volunteers and staff was spotlighted in the association’s Launch Pad event. This national wrap-up of fiscal year 2014-15 successes and focus on new initiatives brought the entire AHA staff together via video conference on July 30. Topping the list when it came to Advocacy high points was [...]

Selfies Shine

Allison Edwards – Allison shared that she is very proud to have completed her first triathlon. It sounds like it was a fun format – Stand -Up Paddleboarding, Beach Circuit and a Run in South Lake Tahoe. She shared that it was a beautiful venue, all women and just a lot of fun. Wondering what her “why” is? Her boys (Atticus, 3 [...]

How do you “Healthy Selfie” this summer?

  Portland is certainly known for its bike friendly commuter lanes, but Sarah Higginbotham and Jenni Dingeldein decided to take it indoors for a spin class within walking distance of their office! Their report card said that they collectively burned over 1,000 calories. Way to go ladies!     Sarah Haydostian and Scottie Nguyen took an impromptu trip to Yosemite [...]

See ya later, Sneaky Salt!

Wondering what happened to “Sneaky Salt”? Thanks to your hard work, we are making strides toward reducing Americans’ salt intake on both the grassroots and federal levels. This past June, we asked everyone who had taken the sodium pledge to be a voice for change in the community. An overwhelming 1,000 people sent letters to Nestlé to thank them for [...]

Meet Tim Gamble – Utah’s inspiring volunteer

Our Utah division sends word of a young stroke survivor named Tim Gamble who is inspiring everyone with his dedication to AHA/ASA. Tim first participated in Saving Strokes and then jumped at the opportunity to become a volunteer – a very active volunteer now working in the Salt Lake City office. He suffered a stroke two years ago while on [...]

It’s a Healthy Selfie Summer

Terry Mock and the Greater Bay Area Start Training team worked it hard Saturday morning when they did their 11 mile run in preparation for the half marathon they are training for. Some of the best things about this program? It keeps you active and accountable -- all while raising funds for a great cause. Go Terry and team!   [...]

By |July 17th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

AHA honors Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby

Daryl Osby is chief of the Los Angeles County Fire Department and his dedication to lifesaving CPR training has earned a Meritorious Achievement Award from the AHA. Chief Osby, who has been with the nation’s largest fire department for 29 years and has led it for the past four, has made education his mission. He is passionate about training everyone [...]

Competitive Foods are Winning!

Photo Credit: Oregon Department of Education Oregon just became the third State in the Affiliate obtain a Competitive Foods goal win by aligning their school nutrition standards of beverages and snacks sold at school, with the Federal Smart Snacks guidelines. “Competitive Foods” are snacks and beverages available to kids at school outside the USDA’s school meal programs. By aligning the state’s [...]

This week’s “Healthy Selfies”

  Susan Sivitz shared that while she lives on Bainbridge Island, she commutes every day to the Seattle AHA office via a ferry. “I walk out my door, walk onto the ferry and keep walking for the 35-minute trip across the Puget Sound. It’s a great commute and a great –albeit windy--way to get in my steps and “walk” across [...]

By |July 9th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Hawaii policy changes will impact many

Mahalo to Governor David Ige for today signing two of the American Heart Association's priority issue bills into law. One bill establishes a state stroke data registry and requiring that all Hawaii acute stroke care hospitals collect and feed stroke patient data into the registry. The data will be used by the State's Stroke Coalition (with representatives from the hospitals, [...]