Oregon 2024 Legislative Session Update

We are midway through the Oregon short legislative session and wanted to provide an update on our efforts.

Hawaii 2024 Legislative Session Update

The first bill deadline of the 2024 Hawaii legislative session has passed and I wanted to update you on our priority issues.

California State Capitol

California Lawmakers Introduce 2024 Policy

I’m thrilled to share that AHA’s sponsored and co-sponsored bills have been introduced.  

 

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Person doing CPR on dummy

CPR in Schools Bill Introduced

I’m excited to share that CPR in Schools legislation has been introduced! SB 221 by Senator Gray-Jackson will ensure that students learn hands-only CPR prior to graduation. I was recently in Juneau and had the opportunity to speak with the Senator as well as Fire Chief’s across the state who are enthusiastic about seeing this bill passed!

 

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Fruits & Vegetables

Celebrating Investments in Health in Washington

The Senate and House budgets were released the week of February 18th, and soon budget writers will be meeting to negotiate a final budget. Legislators must vote for a final budget by Sine Die, which is on March 7th, otherwise the Washington State legislative session could go into special session. We are very unlikely to go into special session this year, as this is an election year. All the House members are up for re-election, and with Governor Inslee not re-running for Governor, a lot of legislators are running for new positions.

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Group photo in front of Arizona Capitol in 2024

Arizona Advocates Head to the Capitol

A potential rain storm didn’t stop over 50 volunteers from across Arizona from heading to the to the State Capitol on Wednesday February 7th!

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Using an AED

National Heart Month and the Access to AEDs Act

As you know, February is National Hearth Month. As the end of the month draws near, we have an update on one of priorities in Congress, the Access to AEDs Act.

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March is Nutrition Month

Welcome to National Nutrition Month

Nutrition is an incredibly critical part of heart health! There is a direct correlation between nutrition, cardiovascular health, and public policy. An unhealthy diet, characterized by high intake of sodium, added sugars, and saturated fats, and low intake of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, contributes to the development of chronic diseases such as heart disease and stroke.

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DON'T FORGET: Heart of a Rockstar begins Tomorrow ❤️

We're excited you'll be joining us for the "Heart of a Rockstar: Amping Up Your Grassroots Game" event TOMORROW, February 8th from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (CST)! 

🎸 ZOOM LINK TO JOIN

Meeting ID: 379 040 4923
Passcode: texas
One tap mobile: +13462487799,,3790404923#,,,,*146524# US 

Working to build more walkable communities one community at a time

While the Montana legislature may not be convening in 2024, it doesn’t mean our advocacy work has stopped.

Currently we are working with elected officials in Missoula and Bozeman to pass complete streets policies.