24 Oct 2016 | Robin Vitale
Moms Meet Up in Brooklyn for Advocacy
On October 1st, the American Heart Association joined MomsRising in Brooklyn for another in their series of ‘Mom’s Meet-ups,’ this one focused on advocacy and story-telling. The morning was spent sharing stories from advocates in the field who are making a difference in their neighborhood, despite significant obstacles. The AHA believes firmly that we all have personal stories to share when it comes to our nutritional habits. Food – and our food habits – can not only impact our health, it defines our families, our culture.
12 Sep 2016
New Yorkers Attend White House Briefing
On Friday, September 9th, several New York advocates participated in an event sponsored by the White House, titled "Making Health Care Better Series: Cardiovascular Health." The day-long forum offered an opportunity for volunteers to directly witness the impact of the American Heart Association's...
6 Sep 2016
NYC Education Department Releases PE Report!
Do you know how your school is doing when it comes to offering effective PE to city kids? Well, thanks to the City Council, the city's Education Department and You're the Cure advocates like yourself, you can find out! The...
4 Aug 2016
NYC's PE Report Card is Due This Month!
A lot of exciting things have happened in New York City schools over the past year. But we're really proud of one achievement. Thanks to our You're the Cure advocates and the leadership of Mayor de Blasio and New York City Council,...
1 Jul 2016
Advocacy Staff Attends Policy Summit in Minneapolis!
The last week of June was a busy one for myself, Robin (NYC) and Patricia (Boston). The three of us spent a few days in Minneapolis at a Voices For Healthy Kids Policy Summit, where we discussed campaign work around...
24 Jun 2016
Significant Funding Headed to NYC Schools for Physical Education!
Thanks to the incredible efforts of American Heart Association advocates and our partners in the Phys Ed 4 All coalition, New York City is investing some serious funding in our mission to improve physical education for every student! New York...
27 May 2016
A Victory for NYC's Sodium Warning Icon Law!
The saga that surrounds New York City's Sodium Warning Label continues. But every step has been a strong show of support of this policy which will help to empower consumers to make healthy decisions about the food they eat when...
5 May 2016
FDA Announces New Rule Overseeing All Tobacco Products Including E-Cigs!
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced exciting news that they finalized a rule extending its authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco, among others. This move will help improve public health and protect future...
2 May 2016
Yuki Courtland - PE Advocate in NYC!
Yuki Courtland is an advocate. She sees something wrong in her world and pushes to make the necessary change to help. As the chair of our Advocacy Committee in New York City, she has been leading the way to help make...
2 May 2016
#PE4All Victory in NYC!
It's almost too good to be true! After years of advocacy, more emails than you probably want to remember and countless hours of work with our community partners in the Phys Ed 4 All coalition, New York City is poised...