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Reminder: pledge to make your voice heard on child nutrition!

Have you taken the pledge yet?  As you know, we’ve spent the last few years working to defend science-based nutrition standards for school meals, but now is our chance to play offense! This year, the United States Congress is expected to push for a child nutrition reauthorization bill and we need your help to make sure that they put children first by providing them the healthy foods they need to thrive and make sure that no child goes hungry.

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Frank Amend

A Message from Frank Amend

February is American Heart Month, which my family celebrates to rejoice in my triumph over heart disease, a journey that was made even more difficult due to lack of health insurance.

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Your Story Matters.

You probably heard me or another Heart staff person share your story. You are probably wondering why would this matter? The American Heart Association is a trusted scientific voice. This is true. However, your story and the story of your family and friends help bring our science to life.

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Food Insecurity is a critical issue for many families

Food insecurity is an issue that impacts many families, especially since COVID. Some families who were living in the margins before, are more likely to be impacted by food insecurity now. What is food insecurity?

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Ending the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Helps Prevent Tobacco Use

“Doubt is our Product” is a quote from a former tobacco executive in 1969. Tobacco companies have tried to sew doubt into the minds of Americans for decades. They want you to doubt that their products are harmful to your health.

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Tobacco Taxes Play Key Role in Curbing Use.

“Doubt is our Product” is a quote from a former tobacco executive in 1969. Tobacco companies have tried to sew doubt into the minds of Americans for decades. They want you to doubt that their products are harmful to your health.

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Mississippi Advocates Adapt for Session

On February 10, You're the Cure advocates across Mississippi gathered online (in red!) for the American Heart Association's Mississippi Digital Day of Action to ask state lawmakers to support a healthier Mississippi.

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Go Red for Women® Special Report

The first Go Red for Women® Circulation special issue was published in February 2004. Since then, the journal has featured articles related to women and cardiovascular health most every February in recognition of American Heart Month.

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Update on Medicaid Funding

The 2021 legislative session is underway and one of our priority issues is protecting funding for Medicaid programs, and ensuring all eligible Idahoans have access to the care and coverage they need. Difficult times, like the current economic downturn and pandemic, have significantly increased the need for Medicaid access. Thankfully, Governor Little recently backed away from his request to cut the budget for Medicaid programs, and with the record $630 million surplus the state has seen this year, we want to ensure Medicaid remains fully funded.

Legislators introduced a bill last week that proposes to stabilize Medicaid funding into the future, ensuring our friends and neighbors are not at risk of losing vital health care. Also, Your Health Idaho, Idaho’s health insurance exchange, will open a special enrollment period from March 1st through March 31st for those eligible to obtain coverage.

We are cautiously optimistic that these moves mean Medicaid programs in Idaho will not have their funding cut but we will continue to monitor things closely just in case. Please keep an eye out for emails from us in case we need you to reach out to legislators.

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Picture of a healthy lunch.

Reminder: pledge to make your voice heard on child nutrition!

Have you taken the pledge yet?  As you know, we’ve spent the last few years working to defend science-based nutrition standards for school meals, but now is our chance to play offense! This year, the United States Congress is expected to push for a child nutrition reauthorization bill and we need your help to make sure that they put children first by providing them the healthy foods they need to thrive and make sure that no child goes hungry.

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