Greater Southeast Advocacy

Heart Disease and Stroke. You’re the Cure.


Legislative Text ImageMembers of our Affiliate’s Public Advocacy Team are located in the capitol cities throughout our Affiliate. The Public Advocacy team is responsible for sharing our views and positions on cardiovascular disease, public health and stroke with legislators, state agencies, staff and the public. We cover a variety of priority issues, including: disease prevention, public access to defibrillation, research funding, and tobacco prevention.

Here are some ways you can get involved:

Interested in learning more about the Public Advocacy efforts in your state? Visit the links below.

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Be a part of the cure. Be an advocate

You’re the Cure when you speak up for vital research funding or when you advocate for public policies that advance the fight against heart disease and stroke. That’s why You’re the Cure, a nationwide network of people dedicated to finding a cure for heart disease and stroke, needs your talent and time—now! We’ll give you what you need to succeed: a welcome packet to get you started, timely action alerts asking you to call, write or visit policymakers and education and updates on important issues.

Join today, because you truly don’t have to be a doctor to save lives—just an advocate with the American Heart Association and its division, the American Stroke Association.

Advocate Resources

Lobby Day 2013

Advocates Rally in D.C.


You're the Cure on the Hill 2013 brought 300 advocates to Washington, D.C. on April 9 to urge Congress to restore and protect funding for National Institutes of Health and support a Million Hearts high blood pressure campaign. The diverse group of advocates included survivors, researchers, caregivers, young people, and medical professional representing 43 states.

Additionally, the American Heart Association was proud to participate in the National Rally for Medical Research held in Washington, D.C. on April 8. An estimated 3,000 researchers, patients and medical professionals took part in the rally to show their support for a continued investment in National Institutes of Health research. The event program featured two You're the Cure survivor advocates as speakers.

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