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  • 1. Public Funding for Prevention Public Funding for Prevention
  • 2. Health Equity Initiatives Landing page for federal health equity initiatives
  • 3. National Institutes of Health Research Federal issues page on NIH research
  • 4. Media Resources_1374085769498 Resources for capitol hill media outlets.
  • 5. Updated State Adv Homepage We maintain an active presence in all 50 states, advocating for state laws and local ordinances that impact heart disease and stroke risk factors as well as policies that protect survivors of heart disease and stroke. Issue areas include obesity prevention, tobacco control, access to care, and quality systems of care.
  • 6. Issues and Campaigns Federal issues landing page
  • 7. Contact the Office of Federal Advocacy This web page contains information on contacting National Center Advocacy staff.
  • 8. Protect NIH Funding Sequestration: Mandatory budget cuts that will seriously reduce NIH research funding and deprive Americans with heart disease and stroke of the innovative treatments they desperately need and deserve.
  • 9. State Advocacy Contacts State Advocacy Contacts
  • 10. Media Resources Resources for capitol hill media outlets.
  • 11. Advocate Learn how you can advocate via grassroots advocacy, the media, or through policy.
  • 12. SouthWest Affiliate Advocacy The SouthWest Affiliate and the American Heart Association doesn?t make political contributions. We don?t have a Political Action Committee. But we do have a voice, thanks to our army of volunteers across the state. It?s easy to get involved, it?s easy to take action ? and you might just save lives in the process.

Our Mission

We’re making your community healthier by advocating for key issues such as:

  • Smoke-free public places
  • More walkable and bikable streets, roads and parks
  • Better nutrition and high-quality physical education in our schools
  • Adequate, affordable and available health care for all

American Heart Association
2013-2014 Expenditures

Pie chart showing breakdown of expenses
  • Research: 21.8%
  • Public Health Education: 36.4%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.2%
  • Community Services: 6.7%
  • Management & General: 8.6%
  • Fundraising: 12.3%