Last week lawmakers returned to Oklahoma City for the start of the 2016 Legislative Session. As we work to advance the American Heart Association’ s top issues during this legislative session we want to make sure we keep you informed.
They need to hear from their constituents on:
1. Healthy Eating and Active Living – Advocate for improvements to the quality of Physical Education provided in Oklahoma schools in order to fight childhood obesity and help children live healthier lives into adulthood.
2. Promoting and Protecting Best Practices – Maintain and expand existing policies that have improved the health of communities throughout the entire state of Oklahoma, such as CPR training for students prior to graduation.
3. Access to Care: Encourage the Oklahoma State Legislature to support access to health care for adults earning 138% of the federal poverty line by supporting efforts to broaden coverage to all Oklahomans.
Keep a look out for action alerts this session that will give you the opportunity to make your voice heard at the Oklahoma State Capitol! We know that effective grassroots campaigns are vital to making positive changes to health policy in the state of Oklahoma. We can’t do this without you! Join our You're The Cure network to be sure you receive the most up-to-date information from the American Heart Association Advocacy Team.
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Oklahoma Government Relations Director, American Heart Association