Advocacy in Wisconsin

Updated:Jan 13,2015


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2015 Wisconsin Public Policy Agenda

The American Heart Association / American Stroke Association supports and advocates for public policies that will help improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths by coronary heart disease and stroke by 20 percent by 2020.

  • Acute Cardiovascular Care - Strengthen 911 and expand EMD.

    Secure a dedicated funding source for 9-1-1 in Wisconsin, including a specific allocation for Emergency Medical Dispatchers.
     
  •  Acute Cardiovascular Care - 12 Leads for EMS

    Secure state funding for EMS agencies to obtain or upgrade 12-lead ECGs, including appropriations for training.
     
  • Acute Cardiovascular Care - Telemedicine.

    Secure state funding to expand telemedicine, facilitating a critical link between rural hospitals and specialty institutions.
     
  • Obesity Prevention - Safe Routes to School.

    Secure state funding for Safe Routes to Schools projects in Wisconsin to encourage walking and biking to school.
     
  • Obesity Prevention - Farm To School

    Secure state funding to create a farm to school grant program in Wisconsin, connecting local farmers with schools
  • Tobacco Control - Tobacco Control and Prevention

    Increase funding in the Tobacco Control and Prevention Fund.

Learn more about your state elected officials and where they stand on important issues!  Visit the Web site of your State Representative or State Senator.

Don’t know who your representatives are?  Find out

For more information about advocacy in Wisconsin, please contact: 

Nicole Hudzinski
Government Relations Director (Health Systems issues)
Phone: (608) 221-8866

Chris Klein
Government Relations Director
Phone: (608) 221-8866

Jason Harder
Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director (MI and WI)
Phone: (517) 349-3102                
 

American Heart Association
2850 Dairy Dr., Ste. 300
Madison, WI  53718
Fax: (608) 221-9233 
 


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