hidden 2023 public policy agenda drives equitable health impact in the Greater Washington Region

2023 public policy agenda drives equitable health impact in the Greater Washington Region

For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association (AHA) has opened doors to equitable health through policy and system changes that save and improve lives. When it comes to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, a lot is at stake, especially in the Greater Washington Region where approximately a quarter of adults have hypertension, one-in-four kids

hidden Boston Globe columnist calls out Big Tobacco’s latest push to skirt regulation

Boston Globe columnist calls out Big Tobacco’s latest push to skirt regulation

Tobacco companies are growing bolder in their efforts to keep people addicted and misinformed. The Boston Globe recently wrote about their latest plan to elude regulation in Massachusetts — electronic devices that heat tobacco instead of burning it, which the industry claims is a safer alternative to combustible cigarettes. In her piece, Globe columnist Marcela

hidden Help improve stroke care in Massachusetts

Help improve stroke care in Massachusetts

More than 2,000 Massachusetts residents die from stroke every year and even more are left with long-term disabilities. In many cases, this could be prevented. They key is ensuring stroke patients get to the right hospital as quickly as possible. This is not always happening in Massachusetts. That’s why the American Heart Association is calling

hidden Massachusetts tobacco tax campaign launches today

Massachusetts tobacco tax campaign launches today

Starting the week of April 12, the American Heart Association is asking advocates in Massachusetts to focus their efforts on one of our key issues – raising tobacco taxes and increasing funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs. We have created a Tobacco Taxes and Funding Toolkit that will help you build an advocacy campaign

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Opinion: Insurance coverage for all forms of telehealth essential for equity, chronic-disease management in Maryland

Volunteer Shuron Abdullah, a retired registered respiratory therapist with three-decades of experience shares her advocacy around protecting telehealth, as told to April Dawn Shinske. Shuron is an American Heart Association volunteer and has been a Basic Life Support/Heartsaver instructor.  “I’m cold. I’m cold.” The pleading words of my late father-in-law, Pat, during in-person visits to