Evidence-Based Policy Making: Assessment of the American Heart Association’s Strategic Policy Portfolio: A Policy Statement From the American Heart Association

on behalf of the American Heart Association Advocacy Coordinating Committee, Council on Hypertension, Stroke Council, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research, Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, and Council on Epidemiology and Prevention

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BACKGROUND—: American Heart Association (AHA) public policy advocacy strategies are based on its Strategic Impact Goals. The writing group appraised the evidence behind AHA’s policies to determine how well they address the association’s 2020 cardiovascular health (CVH) metrics and cardiovascular disease (CVD) management indicators and identified research needed to fill gaps in policy and support further policy development. METHODS AND RESULTS—: The AHA policy research department first identified current AHA policies specific to each CVH metric and CVD management indicator and the evidence underlying each policy. Writing group members then reviewed each policy and the related metrics and indicators. The results of each review were summarized, and topic-specific priorities and overarching themes for future policy research were proposed. There was generally close alignment between current AHA policies and the 2020 CVH metrics and CVD management indicators; however, certain specific policies still lack a robust evidence base. For CVH metrics, the distinction between policies for adults (age ≥20 years) and children (

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCirculation
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StateAccepted/In press - Apr 5 2016

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  • Physiology (medical)
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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on behalf of the American Heart Association Advocacy Coordinating Committee, Council on Hypertension, Stroke Council, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing, Council on Clinical Cardiology, Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research, Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology, and Council on Epidemiology and Prevention (Accepted/In press). Evidence-Based Policy Making: Assessment of the American Heart Association’s Strategic Policy Portfolio: A Policy Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000410