Meet AHA Advocate - Dr. Karen Larimer
What brought you to be an advocate for the American Heart Association?
My focused, unrelenting desire to see the "healthy choice as the default choice". I strongly believe that evidence-based public policy makes the biggest difference in health.
What issues or policies are you most passionate about and why?
Clean air. Improving the lived environment so that we live in a community where we eliminate tobacco consumption and vaping in ANY place outside the private home.
What is your favorite advocacy memory or experience so far and what made it great?
Speaking at the Chicago City Council for expansion of the Clean Air Act in Chicago. I really felt I was contributing to our great American process of Democracy!
What is your favorite way to be active?
Tennis and Sailing.
What is your favorite fruit or vegetable?
No contest....avocado....wait, brussel sprouts...or cauliflower? Too many to choose!!