Written by Ben Schmauss, Government Relations Director, Nevada
Over the past year I have had the privilege of watching the “impossible” happen in Nevada. Nevada prevention leaders went from not believing we could have even have a 5-cent increase in the tobacco tax to having an increase of a full $1. We went from no support for a Statewide Stroke Registry to almost universal support and the passage of a law that we setup and maintain one. We went from having a School Wellness Policy that was widely ignored and did not address many of the key issues related to student wellness and achievement to a new stronger policy that promotes student health and achievement.
So how does this happen? How do we go from impossible to possible? In the book “The Magic of Thinking Big” David Schwartz gives us a primer when he asks this question “Assuming we can, how could we begin?” When you believe something is impossible, your mind goes to work to prove why. When you believe something can be done your mind goes to work to find the ways to do it. I believe we can create a healthier Nevada!
The mission of the American Heart Association is to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
I ask you, if you could put together your own plan, how would you begin?
My email is [email protected] my phone number is (702) 789-4379, together we can make the impossible possible. If you believe we can, email me and let’s think big together and save lives!