The gavel is down and the 2015 Legislative Session has officially started. We are excited and eager to work with our state legislators on policies that will help make Colorado healthier and safer.
A few of the issues that we are working on are:
• Boosting economic development while creating healthier communities by making it easier for small businesses, such as local corner stores, to make fresh, healthier food more available; and
• Increase funding for the Safe Routes to Schools program to provide for safer, healthier, and more active communities across Colorado; and
• Ensuring all birthing facilities perform a simple pulse-oximetry screening on newborns to test for critical congenital heart defects. We know this can be very effective at detecting critical, life-threatening congenital heart defects, and newborn lives could potentially be saved by earlier detection and treatment.
Click here to let legislators know how the decisions they make will impact the health of their constituents.
Over the next several months you will receive emails providing updates on the progress of these issues, as well as giving you the opportunity to take action via email, phone calls, and visits to legislator offices. Just know that your voice is incredibly important to the work that the American Heart Association does at our state Capitol.
We know that effective grassroots campaigns are vital to making positive changes to health policy in the state of Colorado. We can’t do this without you!
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