Tennessee achieved great public policy wins this legislative session, thanks to excellent leadership and engagement by our State Advocacy Subcommittee. As Picasso said, “Action is the foundational key to success,” and this is evident through action by the Tennessee Advocacy Subcommittee.
New laws created during the 2018 legislative session and regulations approved in 2018 include:
- Ensuring elementary students receive at least 60 minutes of physical education each week taught by a certified P.E. teacher.
- Improving systems of care for patients experiencing a stroke or STEMI heart attack once 911 is called, and
- Childcare licensure rules that incorporate better standards on nutrition, physical activity and screen time.
We appreciate and applaud the hard work of our state advocacy committee members, and want to especially recognize this year’s chair, Christian Marks. Also, a special thank you to all You're the Cure advocates who supported these policies efforts.
Advocacy is a critical component toward helping people build healthier lives! We encourage you to invite your friends and family to join our You’re the Cure network at yourethecure.org/join.