Save Our Hearts

Act now to help pass the South Asian Heart Health Research and Awareness Act to save lives

South Asian Americans are disproportionately impacted by heart disease. South Asians in the United States are four times as likely to have heart disease than the general public. We experience heart attacks at much younger ages (10 years earlier on average) and our mortality rates are 50% higher.

The South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act, championed by Rep. Pramila Jayapal alongside Rep. Joe Wilson, will save numerous lives. Through cultivating an understanding of heart disease among South Asian communities, promoting the creation of tools and resources, and supporting valuable research, bill passage will make a positive impact that can broadly benefit the American public.

That Desi Spark, ASANA Voices, and Indian American Impact hosted an educational webinar on the essentials of cardiovascular health on October 4, 2023. Learn valuable insights and strategies for fostering heart wellness from renowned experts and learn how you can advocate for legislative action.