Advocacy News

Updates about the American Heart Association's advocacy efforts

Fighting Heart Disease is a Bipartisan Issue

In this era of partisan politics, it might seem unusual to see Democratic and Republican members of Congress coming together. A good reason to come together? A chance to support Go Red for Women.

The women of Congress gathered in red on Capitol Hill to celebrate Go Red for Women.

News Archive

October 2018

People living with cardiovascular disease, stroke and other pre-existing conditions rely on the ACA and other protections to help them obtain access to comprehensive, affordable health coverage. But new actions on Capitol Hill could jeopardize access to care for millions.

August 2018

New menu labeling regulations are empowering diners with the info they need to make healthy, well-informed decisions. But opponents are still trying to roll back regulations and undermine the law

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May 2018

Congress delivered a great gift to Americans suffering from heart disease and stroke with the passage of the 2018 Spending Package. The $3 billion increase approved for NIH was an outstanding triumph. 

Federal Priorities

Discover the legislative and regulatory priorities that will help Americans build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease.

Family smiles as they enjoy walk in the park together.

State Issues

 We're working with state and community leaders to advocate for heart-healthy policies. 

Advocacy News Videos

Congressional Women #GoRedForWomen
Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio):  Why she supports #GoRedForWomen
Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-Washington): Why #GoRedForWomen is personal to her
Andrew Blackshear: Why coverage for pre-existing conditions is important