hidden Massachusetts tobacco tax campaign launches today

Massachusetts tobacco tax campaign launches today

Starting the week of April 12, the American Heart Association is asking advocates in Massachusetts to focus their efforts on one of our key issues – raising tobacco taxes and increasing funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs. We have created a Tobacco Taxes and Funding Toolkit that will help you build an advocacy campaign

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Opinion: Insurance coverage for all forms of telehealth essential for equity, chronic-disease management in Maryland

Volunteer Shuron Abdullah, a retired registered respiratory therapist with three-decades of experience shares her advocacy around protecting telehealth, as told to April Dawn Shinske. Shuron is an American Heart Association volunteer and has been a Basic Life Support/Heartsaver instructor.  “I’m cold. I’m cold.” The pleading words of my late father-in-law, Pat, during in-person visits to

hidden Advocate for better stroke care in Massachusetts by writing to your local newspaper

Advocate for better stroke care in Massachusetts by writing to your local newspaper

This past summer, the Massachusetts Senate voted to support a bill that would ensure stroke patients get the best treatment as quickly as possible. The bill, which passed in a 40-0 vote, would allow first responders to transport stroke patients to the facilities best-equipped to treat them, rather than the closest, ensuring they immediately get

hidden American Heart Association launches ad campaign backing sugary drink tax in Massachusetts

American Heart Association launches ad campaign backing sugary drink tax in Massachusetts

The American Heart Association launched a digital ad campaign in Massachusetts this week to raise awareness of the dangers of sugary drink consumption and advocate for a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. Over the next several months, the Association will be running ads on two online outlets that cover Massachusetts politics — Politico’s Massachusetts Playbook and the MASSter

hidden Breaking News: First-of-Its-Kind Kids’ Meal Bill Passes in Prince George’s Co.

Breaking News: First-of-Its-Kind Kids’ Meal Bill Passes in Prince George’s Co.

Kids in Prince George’s County, Maryland are about to get healthier meals and drinks when they order from kids’ meals menus in the county. On the afternoon of November 17, 2020, the Prince George’s County Council unanimously approved legislation that will make it easier for families and their children to choose healthier food and drink

hidden Transportation, nutrition programs big winners in Boston budget

Transportation, nutrition programs big winners in Boston budget

Boston’s recently passed budget includes several investments to address health equity in the city, including new bike lanes, reconstructed sidewalks and discounted fruits and vegetables for residents who receive government food assistance. These investments are just some of the initiatives the American Heart Association advocated for to improve the health of the city’s 700,000 residents