State Specific Information

Updated:Jul 7,2011

The American Heart Association maintains an active advocacy presence in all 50 states. We provide staff support and policy resources to local elected officials and state legislators as they draft and pass legislation related to cardiovascular disease and stroke. Our state advocacy staff teams provide media advocacy, grassroots advocacy and direct lobbying support. We advocate for the passage of state laws and local ordinances that impact heart disease and stroke risk factors as well as policies that further protect survivors of heart disease or stroke.

In this area of our site, you can find state-specific information on:


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Advocacy Contacts

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association advocates for sound public policy strategies aimed at reducing heart disease and stroke. We have government relations teams in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Learn who your federal and state staff contacts are and how to reach them about policy issues.