On November 13th, the American Heart Association hosted the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Advocacy Day with our partners, Buckeye Healthy Schools Alliance and Ohio SOPHE. That day, our fantastic advocates urged support for healthier communities through adoption of state health education standards (HB 256), clarifying liability coverage for schools that open their doors (HB 290, shared use policy) and student participation in quality physical education.
The event was a great success--thanks to our outstanding advocates, of course! Early reports indicate positive feedback from legislators and we'll be using the information gathered from the advocates to determine our next steps. Feedback from these meetings is so critical to our success and isn't possible without the support of our advocates! (Check out the photos below and see additional pictures on our Facebook page of our advocates in action.)
If you weren't able to attend this event, you can still support healthier Ohio communities by visiting our Action Center. And make plans to join us for our next event, Ohio Advocacy Day on March 12, 2014. Registration is currently open!