Its not only a New Year in the Garden State, but also the start of a new legislative session. Toward the end of last legislative session, we saw some movement on several long time priorities for the American Heart Association. Thanks to you and other "You're the Cure" advocates in New Jersey, there has been progress on legislation to help make corner stores in food deserts healthier and some encouraging signs that New Jersey may finally make funding for tobacco prevention and programs a priority. I am really looking forward to working with all of you to build on that in the coming months.
There are also some new priorities in 2016, for example, we will be looking for ways to improve stroke systems of care in New Jersey.
I am excited for the possibilities that lie ahead and continuing to work with you, our dedicated advocates! Wishing you all the best in 2016!