The American Heart Association’s Approach to Advocacy
We advocate for federal, state and local policies that help to build healthier lives and communities, focusing on legislative and regulatory priorities that help to prevent heart disease and stroke risk factors and protect survivors across the state.
Join us as we Advocate for Heart!
The You're the Cure Network is a place where advocates from all walks of life can help us advocate for life-saving legislation right from their phone or computer! We need your voice to make a difference! Join us and register to be a You're the Cure Advocate at HTTPS://WWW.YOURETHECURE.ORG/JOIN
Historic Advocacy Victories in Texas
2007 Secured a significant increase in tobacco taxes which will help to reduce smoking rates.
2013 Passed legislation requiring all high school graduates be trained in life-saving CPR Skills.
2017 Secured public funding for health initiatives targeting Heart Disease and Stroke in the city of Austin.
2018 Raised the minimum tobacco purchase age to 21 in the city of San Antonio and then on the state level in 2019.
2019 Have led the way in protecting Texans from secondhand smoke through the passage of over 100 local smoke-free air laws to date.
2019 Passed legislation ensuring better nutrition, physical activity and screen time limitation standards in child care centers across the state.
You can help us achieve even more advocacy victories to make Texas a healthier place to live, work, and play! Join the You're the Cure Network today and let your voice be heard!