hidden Care4Carolina Prayer Breakfast Highlights Insurance Coverage Gap

Care4Carolina Prayer Breakfast Highlights Insurance Coverage Gap

On Wednesday, May 23, Care4Carolina hosted a prayer breakfast to raise awareness about the critical need to close the health insurance coverage gap in North Carolina.  The event featured faith leaders, health advocates, people that have experienced the gap first hand, and lawmakers.  Nearly 50 people attended the event.  An insurance coverage gap occurs when

hidden NC’s Tobacco Prevention: Failing Grades All Around

NC’s Tobacco Prevention: Failing Grades All Around

The Tar Heel State has seriously missed the mark over the last few years. Recently, American Lung Association (ALA) released North Carolina’s Report Card in the 2018 State of Tobacco Control. The state received Fs in all five categories: Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding, Smokefree Air, Tobacco Taxes, Access to Cessation Services, and Minimum Age. This annual


Become a More Active Advocate!

    In North Carolina, You’re the Cure is offering a range of trainings and activities in the coming months!  Your local advocacy team would love to have you join one or multiple of these events.  These events are designed to help you advance your skills as an advocate and put those skills into practice.  Have


You and You’re the Cure. The Power Couple.

The American Heart Association’s You’re the Cure advocacy network is a valuable tool that you can use to make a real difference in your community and state. How does it work? We connect you with opportunities to engage with your lawmakers on issues that are important to you and your health – and we are here


NC Legislature Votes to Support Teacher Funding

On Tuesday, February 13, the NC House voted to support program enhancement courses, like physical education (PE) and art, by slowing down the class size changes and creating a funding stream for enhancement course teachers. The bill, HB 90, now sits on Governor Cooper’s desk, and we expect he will allow the bill to become


Healthcare for Virginians: It’s Personal

How important is health insurance to you and your family? Unfortunately, nearly 400,000 Virginians live without access to affordable healthcare coverage. Many are caught in the health insurance coverage gap – they don’t qualify for Medicaid and they don’t earn enough money for subsidies in the insurance exchange established by the Affordable Care Act. The


NC AHA Advocacy Coordinating Committee Meeting

On January 27, the NC AHA Advocacy Coordinating Committee met in Morrisville to celebrate the successes of the 2016-2017 Committee and install the 2018-2019 Committee.  The committee learned about the concepts of collective impact, took an in-depth look at the state of tobacco control in North Carolina, and held small group discussions about the health


North Carolina Policy Success: Child Care Nutrition/Activity Standards

North Carolina has adopted nutrition, physical activity, and screen time standards for both center and home-based Early Care and Education (ECE) providers!  The American Heart Association (AHA) has an established history of working to promote health regulations for NC’s child care centers and child care homes.  In 2009-2010 AHA worked to support Session Law: 2010-117


Celebrate Policy Wins Across North Carolina!

There is a lot to celebrate in North Carolina! Our You’re the Cure advocates tirelessly invested their time and energy taking action on important policies. We are happy to report these victories in North Carolina: The state budget included $250,000 to the Department of Agriculture to continue the Healthy Corner Store Initiative. We will continue