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New Report: Kansas is 14th Most Obese State in Nation
Washington, D.C., August 15, 2013 –Kansas is now the 14th most obese state in the nation, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2013, a report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). After three decades of increases...
3 Sep 2013
New FDA Report Reinforces Urgent Need to Prohibit Menthol Cigarettes Says American Heart Association
Washington, D.C. July 23, 2013 – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new evaluation on the use of menthol in cigarettes, and the agency’s request for input on whether regulatory action on this...
5 Aug 2013
State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health
More funding coming to Indiana to address heart disease, stroke, diabetes, school health and worksite wellness. It is anticipated Indiana will receive a little more than $1.7 million to help combat obesity and prevent heart disease and stroke. To read more about this new funding, please visit the link...
25 Jul 2013
Doctor Appointments: Be Your Own Advocate
Do you know what questions to ask your healthcare team so you can take an active part in your heart and stroke health? The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association can be your partner in making sure you’re getting the care you need. One of the most important relationships you’ll...
8 Jul 2013
Milwaukee advocates: you still have opportunities to learn Hands-Only CPR
Here's a great opportunity for anyone in Milwaukeee to learn Hands-Only CPR - there are still two training opportunities available! Click here for more information and to sign up for a training! By the end of 2013, 6,000 Milwaukee residents will be turned into lifesavers at Learn Hands-Only...
23 Apr 2013
How Healthy is Your County?
Here's a great new resource for you to check out! You can visit http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/ , click your state and then see where your county stacks up against others when looking at morbidity or mortality, or numerous different health factors. Do you live in one of the healthies counties...
26 Mar 2013
Illinois EMS Alliance News Release
Read the news release about the Illinois EMS Alliance, a fast-growing coalition of EMS providers and stakeholders from across the state that support increased resources and smart reforms for EMS. Formed in November of 2012, the Alliance will work to support action on recommendations made in the Illinois...
4 Dec 2012
Illinois State EMS Report
Read the report and get the facts on EMS in Illinois. Over the past year, the IL House EMS Task Force has held hearings throughout the state to receive testimony on issues facing EMS. The recommendations made at those hearings, which include increased funding for EMS services and reforms designed to...
29 Nov 2012
Did you know that October was National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month?
Justin wanted to make sure I shared this article with you from President and Co-founder of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, Mary M. Newman, on CPR and AED. Help Improve Survival From the Nation's Leading Cause of Death -- Learn CPR and How to Use an AED In October, the public, to its credit...
5 Nov 2012
Minnesota SHIP Funding Petition Card
Let your voice be heard and ask your legislators to fully fund the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) in Minnesota. Download the petition card, fill it out and return it to the Advocacy Department. Then ask your friends to lend their voices to our fight to make Minnesota a healthier state!
11 Oct 2012
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