The American Heart Association Alabama Advocacy Committee consists of seven Alabama residents from a variety of backgrounds united to advance the advocacy priorities of the organization. Throughout the fiscal year, we’ll introduce you to some of the members. Today, we’d like you to meet Vickie Evans Fuller.
How do you stay updated on current public policies in your state? AHA, the newspaper, TV and keeping the conversation going at community events
If you could help advocate for one change in your state, what would it be and why? Schools to work with the AHA to educate children at a young age to eat healthy and exercise more
What have you learned in your time being a You’re the Cure advocate? How powerful advocacy can be! I'm very happy to learn of the states that have passed laws to ensure newborns receive a pulse oximetry screening to detect heart issues.
Why would you tell a friend or family member to join You’re the Cure? Because heart disease affects everyone at some time, whether it's them or someone in their family.
Tell us one unique thing about yourself. I have three grandchildren and another on the way! I love learning knew things and spend a lot of time reading and doing genealogy research.