Newsletter Feature - CO
Coloradans Are Taking On Big Tobacco At The Ballot Box!
You’ve likely heard about the perils of e-cigarettes — the vaping devices that inject high-nicotine vapor and other toxins into kids’ lungs — and how it has become the nicotine product of choice for high schoolers. What you may not know is just how quickly it is spreading among teens in Colorado— and how alarmingly high the rate of teen e-cigarette use has climbed in our community.
According to the latest survey by Healthy Kids Colorado, over 33% of Colorado school children report using tobacco or nicotine products; 27% said they used e-cigarettes. It's an epidemic.
Colorado Kids Need Quality Physical Education!
Quality PE is an essential building block for our children's health and educational success. Research shows access to physical activity like that provided in PE class helps our kids in three specific ways: reducing health risks and maintaining a healthy weight, academic achievement, mental wellness. Sadly, many school districts across Colorado have either eliminated physical education (PE) or drastically cut the time spent by students in PE.
Support Proposition 110!
Can you believe election day is just 2 weeks away?!?! The American Heart Association is supporting a few ballot initiatives in this year that will have a significant impact on the health of Coloradans.
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Support Safe and Healthy Streets in Denver!
Last month, many of you joined our efforts to deliver more than 600 petition postcards to Mayor Michael B. Hancock asking him to invest in safe streets for all. Mayor Hancock has now released his proposed budget for 2019 citing his belief that “our progress as a city must be measured by the intangibles, by what changes lives and builds people up, like access to opportunity and equity in our communities.”
AHA's New Brand
For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives.
We're Working to Improve Safety in Denver
Earlier this month, the American Heart Association joined our coalition partners in the Denver Streets Partnership for a press conference to ask Mayor Michael Hancock and members of the Denver city council for $40 million per year for sidewalks, bike lanes, safe crossings and other safety measures.
Lyndsey Albright Saves her Boyfriend’s Life with Telephone CPR
On Sept. 3, 2016, after a night of visiting friends, Mike Miller and his girlfriend of 11 years returned to the home they had moved into four days earlier. Just after 11 p.m., the two sat down on their couch, and that’s when Miller began acting strange. First, he told his girlfriend, Lyndsey Albright, that he felt tired. Then he took off his glasses and began crushing them in his hand. Believing he was having a seizure, Albright called 911. At that point he was no longer breathing, and she was instructed to begin CPR.
Let's Celebrate the End of Session
The 2018 Colorado legislative session has officially wrapped! Thank you for your continued support and help. Over 300 advocates contacted their lawmakers this session, sending in more than 3,600 emails! We have a lot to be proud of - keep reading for the bills we successfully passed and defeated.
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Stroke Spotlight: Kay Ambrose
May is American Stroke Month, so in this issue of the Pulse we are featuring the story of Kay Ambrose from Denver, who suffered a hemorrhagic stroke last year and still teaches piano, but just a little slower than she used to. Read more about Kay and share your story.
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Advocacy Volunteers at Heart Walk
June is almost here and do you know what that means? It’s Heart Walk season! We’re looking for volunteers who will help us speak with Heart Walk participants and ask them to support our heart healthy and stroke smart policies.