28 Sep 2015
How Can NH Graduates Be CPR Smart?
There are now 27 states that require students receive training on how to properly administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation! Many high schools in NH teach students CPR, but not ALL students are receiving hands-on training in schools across the state. The AHA...
9 Sep 2015
Payton Jones is Helping Other Kids Get a Healthy Start
There’s more to Payton Jones than meets the eye! This vibrant 14 year old is a survivor. After suffering a cardiac arrest at a swim meet three years ago as a result of an undiagnosed rare disease, Payton has been...
9 Sep 2015
Help Kids Be Healthy for Years to Come!
Obesity has tripled among children and adolescents in the last 30 years. It’s time to act! Establishing strong obesity prevention programs in child care settings is a great place to start. The Vermont Child Development Division is currently updating its...
3 Aug 2015
Jane Kolodinsky, Vermont's New Advocacy Committee Chair
A long-time advocate for a sugary drink excise tax in Vermont will now chair the American Heart Association’s Vermont Advocacy Committee and help promote nutrition standards and the removal of sugary drinks in restaurants kids’ meals. Professor Jane Kolodinsky is...
8 Jul 2015
2015 Florida Legislative Session Outcome Report
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29 Jun 2015
Vermont Heart Walk to Highlight the Team Effort that Saved a Local Coach!
Vermont advocates pushed for passage of legislation in 2012 that required schools to teach students Hands-only CPR and the importance of an AED (automated external defibrillator). Its efforts like these that have raised awareness to the need for public access...
16 Jun 2015
IT'S TIME TO STOP VAPING IN WORKPLACES! Time is running out in Albany to close the ecig loophole – yes, electronic cigarettes are allowed where smoking is prohibited! We are working to close this loophole…with just 2 legislative session days left,...
1 Jun 2015
Setting a World Record During CPR Awareness Week
What better way to celebrate National CPR Week than to help set a world record on this life-saving skill in Times Square?! Tommy and Julie Watson of Williston, VT traveled to NYC on June 4th to help the American Heart...
1 Jun 2015
Marketing of Unhealthy Foods in New Hampshire Schools Undermines Efforts to Instill Healthy Habits in Children
Preventing childhood obesity is one of the most important ways we can reduce the future risk of heart disease in adults. Tremendous progress has been made in school nutrition in recent years. There is overwhelming support among parents that their...
21 May 2015
DC Council 101 - the Inside Scoop
In a town enthralled with government, becoming politically active can be a daunting adventure. Voyagers often discover the road to improved policy is tough and confusing. To alleviate this struggle, DC Council released a roadmap to help citizens navigate their...