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:
- Women and cardiovascular disease
- Mortality, heart disease and stroke statistics by state
- Data for heart disease, stroke mortality and hospitalization rates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- 2010 Shape of the Nation Report: Status of Physical Education in the USA