Busy Spring in Trenton!
Our state leaders are hard at work on the state budget. Take some time to let them know what is important to you!
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How to make the most of snow days
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Ryan Boutin, New Hampshire
On the 7th of July 2008, at seven years old, Ryan awoke with abdominal pain.
What are you actually drinking?
We all know that certain drinks have added sugar in them but how easy is it to really know just how much?
American Heart Association Asks Rhode Island Legislators to Invest in Children’s Health
The American Heart Association and several partner organizations are urging Rhode Island legislators impose a tax on sugary beverages to fund outdoor recreation, access to healthy foods and other children’s health initiatives.
Another Successful Student Day at the Capitol!
On March 28th, the American Heart Association held the third annual Student Day at the Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. Students from Illinois State University and University of Illinois Springfield, led by You’re the Cure volunteers Dr. Jacqueline Lanier and Scott Saxe, attended an advocacy training in the morning and then spent the afternoon lobbying at the Capitol. The students asked their lawmakers to protect and preserve the daily physical education (P.E.) requirement in Illinois schools and to include a sugary drinks tax in the state budget package.
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Why Measure M in Los Angeles is Important to Me
As an American Heart Association (AHA) volunteer and a member of the Los Angeles County community, I was delighted to hear the news that voters passed Measure M.
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Governor Raimondo Proposes Investment in Outdoor Recreation
Last month, Governor Raimondo released her budget recommendations for FY 2018. We are happy to report that the Governor has proposed a $2.5 million investment in outdoor recreation that would fund local recreation matching grants, state & local recreation programming and recreation capital funding & maintenance.
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Rethink Your Drink, West Virginia!
Did you know that West Virginia has the highest consumption of sugary drinks in the country, ranks 1st in the nation in hypertension and 2nd in diabetes?
Hey Greensboro - Let's Get Fit!
I don't know about you, but I love walking outside on Autumn days. Making sure we have safe spaces to walk and bike in our community helps all of us be active and lead a heart-healthy lifestyle. You may have heard about the bond referendum on this year's ballot. What you may not have considered is how those bonds would help you live healthier!