Advocating for Heart in Texas

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!