Howard County Executive Significantly Increases County Bike Funding, Paving Way for More Progress on Complete Streets Joint Statement on Proposed FY 2020 County Budget The Horizon Foundation, Bicycling Advocates of Howard County and American Heart Association issued the following joint statement in response to the county executive’s proposed FY 2020 budget, which includes $2.2 million
We are thrilled to announce that Washington, D.C., joins 34 states in requiring CPR training to graduate high school, making the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate the first in the country to be covered by this life-saving legislation! Nearly 3,000 students graduating each year from Washington, D.C., public and charter schools will now be trained in Hands-Only CPR.
Last week Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed Breanna’s bill, legislation requiring CPR as a graduation requirement, joining Virginia and North Carolina who have passed similar CPR in Schools legislation. The advocacy wins over the past few years are making a huge impact on the cardiovascular health of communities across the MAA. Take a look at
On September 11th, the Emerson Rose Act went into effect in South Carolina. All newborns in the state will now be screened for congenital heart defects using pulse oximetry before they are discharged from the hospital. Testing the level of oxygen in a newborn’s blood by performing a pulse oximetry screening can help detect
Just in time for the cherry blossoms blooming in DC, more than 300 American Heart Association and American Stroke Association volunteers from across the country descended upon Capitol Hill on April 9th, advocating to restore $32 billion in federal funding to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The 2013 sequester cut $1.5 billion from the
Last week’s Mid-Atlantic Affiliate (MAA) All-staff meeting was a huge success. It was great to have our entire team assembled in Richmond to celebrate our accomplishments, share ideas for the new fiscal year and coordinate plans for future success. I am excited to share our top advocacy priorities for FY12-13, and to ask your help