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Making Things Happen in South Carolina!

 

We are excited to kick off 2015 in South Carolina! The 2015 session is expected to be eventful and productive. Please check out our legislative priorities below. We hope you will join us as we continue our exciting and life-saving work in the Palmetto State!

CPR Training in Schools - Require Hands-Only CPR training as part of the already required health education class for high school students.  Right now, less than 11% of people suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survive, and training a new class of young citizens in CPR every year can change this frightening statistic. 

Click here to let your legislators know you support CPR in schools

We’ll also be working to:

Require schools to implement the beverage and snack guidelines in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Interim Final Rule Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in Schools.

Secure sustainable public funding for state tobacco prevention and cessation programs, and enact local smoke-free workplace laws that [at a minimum] cover restaurants and bars.

Require Medicaid to cover cessation services for current tobacco users including both counseling and pharmacotherapy with no or minimal cost sharing.

Thanks for being by our side! We couldn’t do this without you. You’re the Cure advocates work to support and advocate for public policies that will help improve the cardiovascular health of Americans and reduce deaths by coronary heart disease and stroke. If our voice is loud enough this session, we can impact the lives of South Carolinians for many years to come!

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