New Hampshire state lawmakers have finished session and bills now move on to the Governor’s office for signing into law. Two of the American Heart Association’s priority bills have succeeded. The Reauthorization of NH’s Medicaid Expansion program, continues healthcare coverage for 47,000 for another two years. The Study Committee for Complete Streets policy will engage advocates, lawmakers and state agencies into the fall. Work on two other issue areas of importance to the AHA mission to save lives and improve Heart Health will continue into the next session. Over the summer and fall months the AHA will be working on our new campaign for Healthy Active Kids, to improve school and community environments to support access to healthy foods and physical activity. Local advocacy continues as well for CPR training of students prior to graduation from high schools. Tobacco control efforts also continue, including the goal of raising the age to purchase tobacco products to 21 years. Information on these opportunities for advocates to become involved will be communicated through the You’re The Cure network.
31 May 2016
The Legislative Session is a Wrap!