Access to AHA/ASA Embargoed Media Materials: Registered Media log in here to access the Password Protected Newsroom. To request PPN access or embargoed emails, please apply below for Option 1 and/or 2.

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Journalists must meet the following criteria to apply for one or both options:

  • Reporters, writers, producers and editors with staff credentials from newspapers, magazines, online news services, wire services, radio or television networks, individual stations and blogs that appear on a media outlet’s website that produce daily or weekly health/medical / science news. Journalists with bylined news reports published on news wire services and news media who produce materials for bi-monthly, monthly, or quarterly publications or programs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Freelance writers with approved credentials (must provide three bylined articles/clip links written for media outlets within the past 6 months) and/or a verified (by AHA) assignment letter from an approved media outlet. Letters of assignment must include contact information for the signee at the media outlet.
  • Bloggers who provide daily or weekly coverage of health news, but are not affiliated with a major news outlet, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Editors of peer-reviewed medical journals who are reporting on news being presented at an AHA/ASA meeting.
  • Editors, writers of newsletters created and distributed by universities and hospitals for the public/patient/student. This does not include hospitals/universities or other sites reporting only their own news/press materials.

Options must be applied for separately and you must include the http when adding your URL to either form: 

Option 1: Access to password protected newsroom 24/7 with free access to AHA/ASA Journals.

Option 2: Access to AHA/ASA news materials pre-embargo via email distribution.

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Access to the AHA/ASA embargoed media materials is limited to a restricted group of journalists as determined by AHA Communications.  You will be asked periodically to renew your embargo agreement and update your credentials.
Journalists and other media representatives who may not qualify for access to the password protected newsroom or the pre-embargo media email list, you may receive our news materials via email at the time of embargo via Email Alerts.

Who cannot register for access to embargoed media materials:

  • Industry representatives and financial/industry analysts.
  • Writers/editors or contributors for patient publications created and distributed by industry, such as pharmaceutical companies or device manufacturers.
  • Staff from public relations firms, advertising agencies or production companies.
  • Representatives of corporate, academic or hospital public relations/advertising/marketing/communications/media departments.
  • Hospitals/universities or other online sites reporting only their own news/press materials.
  • In-house and/or industry newsletters/magazines/websites supported by industry or publications supported by a retail chain store, such as a drug store.
  • Publishers (who are not reporters) of peer-reviewed medical journals and other media outlets that cover health news.
  • Bloggers who do not report daily or weekly on breaking health news.  
  • Wire or other online services offering syndicated or mass distribution of AHA/ASA embargoed media materials to journalists and non-journalists.

For access to news media materials at embargo please sign up for our Email Alerts or RSS feeds or access our newsroom at

Embargo Rules for News Media:

  • By accepting AHA/ASA embargoed materials through email, fax, regular mail, from the AHA’s online password-protected embargoed online newsroom site or via media registration for scientific meetings, reporters agree to follow the AHA/ASA embargo policies.
  • AHA/ASA embargoed information is intended only for the reporter’s personal use and may not be published prior to the embargo time and can only be distributed to experts for media interviews.
  • Failure to abide by AHA/ASA embargoes may result in suspension of access to: AHA/ASA embargoed materials, media credentials at AHA/ASA scientific meetings and pre-embargo interviews with AHA/ASA spokespersons. The media outlet that employs a reporter who has broken an embargo may also be penalized.
  • Once a media outlet/reporter has been suspended, it is the responsibility of the reporter and/or media outlet to reapply to receive embargoed media materials after the suspension period ends.

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