Iowa Advocacy Update

I hope you, your family, and friends are doing well. I wanted to let you know the American Heart Association is deeply concerned about the public health crisis facing our country. Our top priority regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) is the health and well-being of individuals and their families today and in the future, in every community, everywhere.

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Millions of people are counting on us for science-based information, health resources, community programs and patient support. We are continuing our mission-critical work in these challenging times and we know that people with cardiovascular diseases are more likely to be seriously impacted by the virus than others.

With that in mind I wanted to give you some updates on where we are and where we are going in Iowa with our critical advocacy work.

The State Legislature is currently adjourned. Despite the Legislature not meeting in person many Legislators are still working on things such as the budget.

We will continue to work on funding for rural EMS, expanding SNAP benefits, and stroke program funding as we can.

I know this is a trying time for all of us. I want to encourage you to look at for resources we have to help you at this time. We will be in touch when we have more news to share, thank you for your support!

In the meantime please don't hesitate to reach out to me!

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