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A group of elementary aged kids walking on the sidewalk.

As Kids Head Back to School

With many Idaho families preparing for the end of summer and beginning of the school year, we want to remind everyone of an investment Idaho made in the 2022 Legislative Session. After many years of work the Legislature allocated an additional $10 million in funding for the Child Pedestrian Safety Project Program. This is a grant-based program we worked with our partners to help get established to fund upgrades to community walking and biking paths, pedestrian crosswalks, and other active transportation options focused on children under the Safe Routes to School and Complete Streets projects.

These projects help make it possible for more children to walk or bike to school safely, as well as helping build more walkable communities for everyone to enjoy. There is also the potential to help keep local property taxes lower as these projects won’t have to be covered by city budgets, but help improve infrastructure for the community. This is included in the larger transportation package as part of Governor Little’s “Leading Idaho” initiative. The projects are a partnership between the Idaho Department of Transportation and the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council, who assist in the development and implementation of the projects across the state. Many of these projects have requested funding in the past, but with only $2 million available annually, there has been a backlog of potential projects. This additional funding will allow 45 projects across the state to move forward, most receiving the full grant amount available (up to $250,00 per project).

To see the approved projects in your area, please visit approved Child Pedestrian Safety Application rankings here. If you have any questions or you’d like to be more involved in your community, please contact us at [email protected]

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New Hampshire Legislative Wrap-Up

As we celebrate a successful year for American Heart Association health policy, we want to express gratitude for all the You’re The Cure advocates who helped to make a difference in New Hampshire.  Thanks to advocates like you, making our voices heard in support of priority policy issues, we have made strides in improving the health environment in our communities.

Make the Call!

Looking over my notes from this year’s virtual legislative meetings with lawmakers. I noted that all the lawmakers when asked about the best communicate with them said the same thing. They want phone calls!

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El Paso City Council Unanimously Adopts Measure to Improve Street Safety and Health

The El Paso City Council unanimously approved a Complete Streets policy to improve the safety, health and quality of life for all who use El Paso streets. The Complete Streets policy was developed over a two-year period as a partnership between the City of El Paso and members of the El Paso Complete Streets Coalition.

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Chat with us Sept. 26

While we miss hosting our You're the Cure Southeast chat this month, we hope you and your loved ones are having a great summer. We look forward to resuming our chats in September!

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Federal Update - July 2022

While many state legislatures have adjourned for the year, the federal government is plugging away. Congress is racing to finish several legislative priorities before the August district work period and federal agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are diligently working on key child nutrition and tobacco control measures.

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US Capitol

Federal Update - July 2022

While many state legislatures have adjourned for the year, the federal government is plugging away. Congress is racing to finish several legislative priorities before the August district work period and federal agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are diligently working on key child nutrition and tobacco control measures.

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US Capitol

Federal Update - July 2022

While many state legislatures have adjourned for the year, the federal government is plugging away. Congress is racing to finish several legislative priorities before the August district work period and federal agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are diligently working on key child nutrition and tobacco control measures.

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US Capitol

Federal Update - July 2022

While many state legislatures have adjourned for the year, the federal government is plugging away. Congress is racing to finish several legislative priorities before the August district work period and federal agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are diligently working on key child nutrition and tobacco control measures.

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US Capitol

Federal Update - July 2022

While many state legislatures have adjourned for the year, the federal government is plugging away. Congress is racing to finish several legislative priorities before the August district work period and federal agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are diligently working on key child nutrition and tobacco control measures.

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