American Heart Association Advocacy in Alabama

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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.

For local information, contact:
Britney Garner, Government Relations Director

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Alabama Advocacy Successes

HB 325 and SB 331 called for the provision of substitutions for physical education in grades K-8. The legislation would have made allowances for dance class, marching band, JROTC, or other activity as approved. In the state of Alabama we were successful in stopping the erosion of physical education in schools by blocking passage of both bills in the Alabama Legislature.