Learn how the AHA fights for your health — and how your involvement makes a difference.

Our legislative and regulatory priorities help to mitigate risk factors and protect survivors in communities across the country. We advocate for federal, state and local policies that help Americans build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Relentless Together - 40 years of advocacy impact

Our 40th Anniversary: Creating A Visionary Way Forward

Advocacy has had a mission-critical role in the Association's work for more than 40 years. With staff and volunteers in every state capital and in communities across the country, we support the enactment of evidence-based public policies at all levels of government that lead to longer, healthier lives. Find out more about our efforts to equitably improve health for everyone, everywhere.

We all have the power to make a difference.

By advocating for public policies that build healthier communities, we can all make a difference in people's lives. See how, alongside our volunteers and partners, we've been opening doors to equitable health for more than 40 years.