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Election Day Updates: Active Transportation and Preemption Ballot Measures

Election Day brought several successes to make transportation safer for millions in cities in Texas, Arizona, and North Carolina! Additionally, we have more good news out of the state of Oregon where voters beat back industry efforts to weaken the ability of local governments to protect the health of their communities. Here’s a brief round-up of this historic progress:

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NEW: Recommendations for Physical Activity: Fit in 150+
November 21, 2018

Does everyone in your community have access to resources to get the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity per week? Unfortunately, probably not. Only about one in five adults and teens get enough physical activity to maintain good health, and many of you are working to change that.

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We are Thankful for You!
November 21, 2018

As we gather around the table this Thanksgiving, we are grateful for so much. Topping that list is the fact that more families are celebrating with their loved ones because of the difference you’ve helped us achieve in the fight against cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

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The American Heart Association has an Opportunity for a Grassroots Manager in its Central Region!

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Grassroots Manager in its Central Region.  Location of the selected candidate is flexible within the region (DE, IA, IL, IN, KY, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, PA, SD, WI, WV) provided the location allows for effective and cost-efficient travel. 

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The Grocery Bag Challenge
November 8, 2018

In 2015, the American Heart Association in Hampton Roads, Virginia added a new dimension to its annual 5k Heart Walk by inviting participants to take the Grocery Bag Challenge. Participants carried an eight-pound grocery bag for one mile of the walk to raise awareness of the difficulty faced by people without convenient transportation or grocery stores close to home. Participants reported that it was much harder than they expected! 

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Voices for Healthy Kids Named Winner of the 2018 AEA Outstanding Evaluation Award

Voices for Healthy Kids, a multiyear collaboration of the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to improve children's health, has been named the winner of the 2018 AEA Outstanding Evaluation Award!

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