Maine Takes Big Step to Protect New Moms: Postpartum Medicaid Coverage to be Extended to One Full Year

On March 30th, Maine Governor Janet Mills signed legislation extending Medicaid postpartum coverage from 60 days to 12 months.  Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are the leading cause of maternal mortality in the U.S., accounting for over a third of pregnancy-related deaths. Cause-specific mortality from heart disease and stroke is highest in the 6 weeks to a year


New Hampshire Women to Reconnect in Person at 2022 Upper Valley Go Red for Women Luncheon on April 20

The American Heart Association will hold its 2022 New Hampshire Go Red for Women® Luncheon on April 20th at the Hanover Inn Dartmouth. The Association’s signature event is designed to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for women in the United States, as well as generate funds for lifesaving cardiovascular research.


Vermont schools focus on students’ overall health during American Heart Month

Starting during American Heart Month this February, about 140 schools representing 4,000 students in Vermont will spotlight the importance of students’ mental and physical health through the American Heart Association’s school-based programs Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge. Throughout the school year, schools will work with students in a variety of ways to activate


Nor’easter warning: A winter wonderland can turn deadly with heart attacks brought on by snow shoveling

As pretty as new-fallen snow appears, shoveling sidewalks and driveways can be deadly. According to the American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, many people may face an increased risk of a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest after shoveling heavy snow. The heart-health hazards of


American Heart Association Welcomes Anna DeLuca

Anna DeLuca recently joined the American Heart Association as Development Director for Maine. DeLuca will manage all Go Red for Women-related events, activities, and volunteers throughout the state. Most recently, she served with the American Red Cross. DeLuca is a graduate of the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

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Let’s Protect New Moms’ Hearts in Vermont

Do you know the number one killer of new moms is heart disease? We are committed to helping make sure that they are taking care of their heart health. That’s why we’re excited that state legislation to help protect their heart health is starting to move through the Vermont Legislature! This legislation would expand Medicaid