Community is Why
Meet Advocacy Committee Member and Volunteer, Amanda Bartschenfeld!
New Study Links Sugar-Sweetened Drinks to Increased Visceral Fat
Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages every day was associated with an increase in a particular type of body fat that may affect diabetes and heart disease risk, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation.
Georgia Legislative Session Wrap-Up
The 2016 Legislative Session has ended and we are happy to report that we finished strong!
Voices for Healthy Kids Awards Grant to Georgia Bikes
Georgia Bikes is very pleased to have been awarded a Voices for Healthy Kids grant to support the proliferation of robust Complete Streets policies in cities throughout Georgia.
Keep Dad Healthy This Father's Day
Visiting your physician for an annual checkup is a simple – and essential – step to keeping your heart healthy and yourself healthy.
Why, then, do some men refuse to go to the doctor regularly? Here are 10 reasons why many men skip this important appointment. (And, more importantly, 10 ways to counter those reasons and get yourself or a person you care about to see a doctor.)
Obesity lower in four states, remains high among minorities in national report
For the first time in a decade, some states have lowered obesity rates.
Alabama's #IAmMedicaid Campaign
The American Heart Association has joined forces with Children’s First and Alabama Arise to kick off a campaign known as #IamMedicaid. The campaign seeks to put a human face to the issue of Medicaid.
How Alabama Medicaid Cuts Will Affect You
Medicaid cuts in Alabama will soon begin to show the effects it will have on your doctor.
Help Keep Alabama Healthy with Small Sugary Drink Tax
With Alabama still in a budget crisis and Medicaid cuts underway, we continue to urge lawmakers to pass a small sugary drink tax that will ensure Medicaid will be fully funded. This will protect services for over one million residents.
Can A Sugar Tax Increase Help Obesity?
What would you do to avoid paying more taxes? Legally, that is.