January kicks off the 2016 legislative session in New Hampshire. Hearings will begin soon on hundreds of bills including the American Heart Association’s policy priorities. Each year the AHA presents a robust policy agenda for our lawmakers to support that will focus on building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke in our state. As a You’re The Cure Advocate, please keep a watch on Action Alerts and updates you will receive in the coming weeks and months on policy issues to help make our communities healthier and safer, including:
- Encouraging schools to ensure healthy nutrition environments by protecting our children from unhealthy food and beverage marketing on school property;
- Putting thousands of trained lifesavers in NH communities every year by seeing that all students receive hands-on training in CPR prior to their graduation from high school;
- Creating a Complete Streets policy for NH communities that provide safe and convenient roadways for all modes of transportation including bicyclists and pedestrians; and,
- Protecting kids from Tobacco by raising the age to purchase tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21.