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AHA Executive, Jill Birnbaum, Wins Coveted Advocacy Award
November 8, 2018

Jill Birnbaum, Senior Vice President of Field Advocacy Operations, was among the champions of children’s health who took top honors at the 2018 National Forum Public Policy Awards presentation in Washington, D.C., at the end of October.

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Breaking News: Baltimore Passes Complete Streets Policy
November 8, 2018

Breaking news from Baltimore, MD! The Baltimore City Council passed a complete streets policy that will help make streets safer for people to use public transit, walk, and bike!

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The American Heart Association is Looking for a Policy Research Manager for the Voices for Healthy Kids Initiative!

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day? The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Policy Research Manager for our Voices for Healthy Kids team at our National Center office in Dallas, TX (Remote/Home Based is acceptable)

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Join Millions of Americans in Celebrating Lights On After School!

You are cordially invited to the brightest party around: please join Afterschool Alliance for Lights On Afterschool!

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Making Strides for Physical Education in North Carolina
October 25, 2018

Research shows that active kids are more successful in the classroom. However, current physical education standards vary from state to state, and many policies are broad, resulting in some students not getting what they need to succeed. While 48 states have adopted some sort of legislation or guidance for physical education, 31 states allow substitutions for physical education class time or credit.

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Policy into Practice: Q&A With One of America’s Healthiest Schools
October 25, 2018

In September, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation published the 2018 list of America’s Healthiest Schools, featuring 461 schools from 26 states and the District of Columbia. One of these schools, Irving Elementary in Illinois’ Berwyn South School District 100, benefits from a strong district wellness policy and a commitment to keeping kids active and eating healthy before, during and after school. We asked Phillip Depa, Irving’s physical education teacher and District 100’s health and wellness coordinator, to reflect on the district’s policy and practices that led to all eight of District 100’s schools being named to the list of “America’s Healthiest Schools”.

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