Did you know that the proportion of premature deaths from diseases of the heart is greatest among American Indians and Alaska Natives (36 percent) and blacks (31.5 percent) and lowest among whites (14.7 percent)?

This is why many of our advocacy activities are aimed at increasing awareness, educating lawmakers, promoting research, and improving quality and access to care to reduce disparities among women, minority populations and to improve every person’s overall health. This is why here in Ohio we are working to put health education standards in place that we help ensure every child is given a quality health education. This will allow the next generation of Ohioans to develop the essential skills necessary to adopt, practice, and maintain health-enhancing behaviors. To show your legislators that health education standards are important to you, please visit our Take Action center to send your supportive message today and encourage others to send a message through Facebook.