New York City
Let's meet the NYC Council closer to home
AHA Advocates turned the NYC Council offices RED during the 2018 New York City Lobby Day.
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Tabitha Ellis, New York City
Tabitha Ellis was born with a hole in her heart. At two years old she had heart surgery and a valve replacement, and her scar is a constant reminder of how valuable and fragile life can be for all of us.
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Good Food Goes Bad
Have you seen the Good Food Goes Bad ad campaign? You'll find these ads in bus shelters across New York City, on billboards in Times Square, and at the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel coming into NYC!
Annabelle needs healthy food for her son and her community
Read and watch the story of Annabelle Jimenez, a Queens resident who believes New Yorkers like her shouldn't have to travel outside the city to access healthy food.
May is National Bike Month. Where will you ride?
May is National Bike Month and was founded to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage people to ride more.
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What are you doing on May 23?
Meet with your NYC Council Member at the 2018 AHA NYC Lobby Day.
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Teens Want Healthier Options on Restaurant Menus
Teens for Food Justice are advocating for healthier options in their neighborhoods.
NYC Coalition Supports Access to Affordable, Healthy Food
A growing list of health care and community organizations are working to ensure every New Yorker has access to affordable, healthy food.
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Micah Bookman, Harlem, NY
Micah Bookman, a health educator and advocate in Harlem, shares in his own words why he’s an advocate for healthy food access.
Speak up for physical education in NYC
Many NYC students still do not have access to an effective physical education program at their schools. An effective PE program – including a certified instructor and adequate time and physical education space – is vital for allowing every child to thrive and live up to their full potential.