Nonprofit Advocacy at the American Heart Association: Creating a Visionary Way Forward at Our 40th Anniversary

Published: April 12, 2021

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  • The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization devoted to a world of longer, healthier lives, is marking four decades of advocacy in support of public policies that improve cardiovascular health.
  • The association’s equity-focused policy agenda guides its advocacy work at all levels of government in alignment with its life-changing mission to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.
  • Over the course of 40 years in the public policy arena, the association has evolved its advocacy expertise and capacity in response to a constantly changing political and regulatory environment to catalyze meaningful policy change.