For this month’s Advocate Spotlight, we couldn’t choose just one of our advocates to feature.
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Because of the great turn out of AHA advocates who went on in-district meetings during the week of February 19th, we are one step closer to making New York that much healthier. Advocates all across the State, from Long Island to Syracuse, sat down with their Assembly members and Senators to talk about the challenges facing some very important public health initiatives.
Two program that the AHA cares deeply about are at risk of being cut by 20% -- the Hypertension Program, aimed at reducing hypertension rates, and the Obesity/Diabetes Prevention Program. Through the dedication of these advocates, Legislators were educated not only on the importance of adequately funding these programs, but also on how prevalent diseases like type II diabetes, heart disease, and stroke are.
Thank you to all those who took the time and effort to attend these meetings and discuss life changing policies.