Issues and Campaigns

Federal issues - Our legislative and regulatory priorities help Americans build healthier lives.

Stable and predictable funding streams for the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Center on Health Statistics.

Proven preventive measures aimed at improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans including obesity prevention, tobacco, public funding for prevention, and air pollution.

Health equity for minorities and women, evidenced based, high quality cardiovascular care, stroke prevention and treatment programs, rehabilitation services, and telemedicine.

Adequate and affordable health care coverage, appropriate systems of emergency care for stroke, STEMI, and sudden cardiac arrest, CPR training and access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs), and cardiovascular surveillance systems.

The creation and enhancement of high quality stroke systems of care including: prevention, community education, notification and response of emergency medical services, acute treatment, and rehabilitation.

Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition

The Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition is a bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives that work to raise awareness about the prevalence and severity of cardiovascular disease and the importance of research, prevention, and treatment.  Learn more by visiting the Coalition webpage.


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Advocacy Contacts

Information on how to reach the American Heart Association’s federal, state, or policy representatives.