Monthly Archives: December 2016


Guest Blogger Lisa Jones Barker: Western States’ Innovative Minds Lead the Pack

Lisa Jones Barker is the Senior Vice President of Health Strategies for the Western States Affiliate. She is incredibly proud of the work and creative thought that so many from our Health Strategies Team put into this special grant opportunity. She submitted the following guest blog post: American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown’s recently launched a "Community Innovation Challenge" for AHA staff. The [...]

WSA Staff Member Honored by Coalition

Special congratulations to our Hawaii Government Relations and Communications and Marketing Director Don Weisman! Don was recently honored at a Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii Meeting and Awards Luncheon. Don received an Appreciation Award for Outstanding Support and Dedication. He recently completed 20 years of service on the Coalition’s Board of Directors. A founding member of the Coalition, Don won [...]

Two big advocacy wins in California!

Cheers are in order for our California volunteers and staff as they recently achieved two policy goal wins! The first victory involved our goal around Competitive Foods in Schools. We want to increase the number of states that have statewide policies for schools to implement the beverage and snack guidelines in for all foods sold in schools. California is the fourth state in the WSA to [...]