27 Mar 2012
State Spotlight! New AZ Law Helps Increase Access to Recreational Facilities
Thanks to a new law in Arizona, fields, courts, and playgrounds at schools will soon be more accessible to communities. On March 13th, Governor Jan Brewer signed a “shared use” bill that limits the liability of schools if they open...
7 Mar 2012
AHA Advocates Urge Congress to Protect Safe Routes to School
Today, more than a dozen advocates from across the country flew in to Washington D.C. to meet with their Representatives and Senators and urge them to include Safe Routes to School program funding in the pending transportation bill. The timing...
7 Mar 2012
Caution: Walking to school may be hazardous to your health
Today’s a big day in our push to help save Safe Routes to School! We’re blitzing Congress with face-to-face visits by advocates and we’re running an ad in Politico to urge our nation’s legislators to “give America’s kids the right...
31 Jan 2012
Volunteers Call Congress on Key Issues
Volunteers from Central Arkansas " Popped In" the Central AR Heart Office on National Popcorn Day to make calls to their Congreemen on key issues for the American Heart Association. Tammy Quick (in picture) calls Senators' Pryor and Boozman's and...
25 Jan 2012
USDA Releases New School Meal Nutrition Standards
Washington, D.C. — American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following statement on the release of the final nutrition standards for school meals announced today by First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack: “For the first time...
11 Jan 2012
Health and Human Services Year in Review
Check out this video below from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that recaps 2011. In this video, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks about the Million Hearts Campaign, which the American Heart Association is a proud member. The...