American Heart Association Advocacy in Georgia

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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.

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Georgia Advocacy Successes

In 2011, the certification and designation process of both Primary and Remote stroke treatment hospitals by the state was finalized. These hospitals will be required to utilize our Get With The Guidelines-Stroke data platform to be certified by the state, and our QII Staff will be training hospitals across the state in how to utilize this platform and collect/submit data to the state and the Coverdell Registry. These new processes put Georgia at the front of the pack nationwide on stroke systems of care.