Advocacy is an essential component of democracy and a cornerstone of a free and open society. It provides a means for people to express their opinions and to influence the decisions that affect their lives.
The patient voice is a most valuable tool in health advocacy. Patients, carer’s or those affected by heart disease or stroke are experts by virtue of their lived experience. In the context of Heart & Stroke Voice Ireland, advocacy can take many forms, eg:
As an affiliate of Heart & Stroke Voice Ireland you will have access to resources and training to help you to become a more effective advocate, firstly and foremost in your own healthcare but also as part of a wider alliance of advocates so that there is a strong and united voice in Ireland for those living with or affected by heart disease and stroke.
By becoming an affiliate of this alliance, you can play an important role in shaping the future of cardiovascular healthcare and contribute to improving outcomes for heart patients and stroke survivors as well as their families and carer’s across the country.
The goal of an advocacy group is to effect change and improve the lives of those affected by a particular issue. Advocacy refers to the act of speaking out for a cause or issue on behalf of yourself or individuals/groups who may not have a voice or the means to advocate for themselves.
Address: Moyola Lane, Newcastle Galway H91 FF68, Ireland
Address: Moyola Lane, Newcastle, Galway H91 FF68, Ireland