Newsletter Feature - ID
April is Move More Month
April is Move More Month, and while many people's exercise routines have been disrupted due to COVID-19, there are still ways to remain active!
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Join us for the Idaho Heart Walk
The Idaho Heart and Stroke Walk Digital Experience is meeting people where they are this year with a One Month, One Week, One Day, approach. The month starts on May 5th with the activation of our new fitness tracker built right in to the Heart Walk app. Every registered walker with the app will automatically have access to the fitness tracker when it goes live and for the month leading up to the Heart and Stroke walk there will be an activity leaderboard posted on the website. Who will be the most active participant of the event?
Our “one week” activities kickoff on May 31st with Move More Monday! Followed by Nutrition Tuesday, Wellness Wednesday, Thankful Thursday and Best Friday. Each day we will post specific tips, tools and activities on our Face Book page. There are also links to resources and downloadable activities in our Digital Event Guide which can be found at www.boiseheartwalk.org. In addition to the digital activities, we will also have 3 drive-thru events available in the Treasure Valley. The dates and locations can be found on the website as well.
Our officially Heart Walk Day is June 5th! We are asking everyone to set aside time that day to get up and get moving. Post pictures of how you are staying active and be sure to enter your fury friend in our Top Dog competition…pets need physical activity too! There are so many fun activities planned to support your overall health and wellbeing. We hope you will join us by registering at www.boiseheartwalk.org.
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Medicaid budget has passed and is now off to the Governor
We are excited to share that on April 27 the Idaho House voted 36-34 to fully fund Idaho's Medicaid program. The Senate voted in March to support SB 1185, Idaho’s Medicaid budget legislation, and the bill is now on its way to the Governor for his signature.
During this time when many Idahoans are facing economic hardship and financial challenges, it would have been devastating for the state to cut the Medicaid budget, as was in the original budget recommendation from the Governor. However, with your help, we were able to convince the Governor to revise his budget recommendation and use the funds available to support full funding of Medicaid, and the Legislature has now concurred. This was a huge win for all Idahoans in need of health care coverage, and your advocacy made it possible.
Thank you for your support on this important issue. Together we can help build a healthier Idaho.
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