You’re the Cure advocates gathered in Little Rock on June 16th for an event reviewing the 2015 Legislative Session. In the audience were researchers from UAMS, the director of the AR SAVES programs, and many other key volunteers. To kick off the event, Barbara Kumpe, the former AR Government Relations Director gave an overview of the regular legislative session, highlighting the Private Option, e-cigarettes, and stroke. Speaker of the House Jeremy Gilliam presented his thoughts on the session, and the Private Option and answered questions form the audience. Afterwards, the group presented him with offline actions around food procurement, emergency systems of care, and smoke free support. To wrap it up, Matt Henry talked about key local policy issues in Fayetteville and Little Rock, like healthy vending. To learn more about AHA's advocacy efforts, please email [email protected].
** This article is written by Advocacy Intern Julia Von Alexander