It was an exciting legislative session for the American Heart Association and our You’re the Cure Volunteers. We would like to thank you for all of your support this legislative session!
In the 2013 legislative session, with your help, we held a very successful Go Red for Women Lobby Day at the New Mexico State Capitol. We also made monumental strides in heart and stroke care with the unanimous passage of Senate Bill 198 which allows the Department of Health to publically recognize hospitals that have been designated as STEMI receiving and referring centers.
Some of the issues we will continue to work on during the interim include:
Public funding for heart disease and stroke research and prevention. We can save a lot more lives (and money) by preventing heart disease and stroke than by treating it. That is why we will continue to support programs like tobacco and obesity prevention that will reduce common risk factors for CVD.
Thank you again for all of your continued support! Please be sure to visit our action center and thank your legislaotrs for all of their hard work this legislative session as well.