Be a part of the cure. Be an advocate.
Influencing public policy through advocacy is an essential strategy used by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to achieve its health impact goals and programmatic objectives, which include helping all Americans lead healthier lives and reducing the incidence and consequences of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association works across the public policy continuum to influence public policy, including planning, stakeholder and coalition development, policy research and analysis, a comprehensive legislative and regulatory agenda, the creation of media advocacy and grassroots strategies, implementing policy change, and then following through with effective evaluation to assess implementation and the ultimate impact of the law or regulation.
Check out our webpage to learn what we’ve accomplished in Alabama and how you can help us continue building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
For local information, contact:
Melanie Bridgeforth, Government Relations Director
- 2012 Year-End Report
- Pulse Oximetry Issue Paper
- Smoke-free Issue Paper
- Stroke System Issue Paper
- Tobacco Tax Issue Paper
- Trans Fat in Schools Issue Paper
- Heart Disease and Stroke Burden
- Facts About Primary Stroke Center Certification