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  • Alexson Calahan; 515-994-0772 (Stroke, Brain Health, Healthy Aging, Cholesterol Guideline, Congenital Heart Defects, Patient Support Network)
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AHA/ASA Advocacy Communications Staff (Policy/Government issues)

  • Steve Weiss; VP of Media Advocacy, 202-785-7905
  • Samantha Carter; Manager of Media Advocacy, 202-785-7935
  • Shelly Hogan; Director of State Media Advocacy, 512-689-0869
  • Suniti Bal; Director of Federal Media Advocacy, 202-785-7929 
  • Suzette HarrisState Advocacy - Voices for Healthy Kids (nutrition and physical activity state/local policy, sugary drinks), 214-706-1207

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