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Building healthier communities one policy at a time!

What a great day for the Western States Affiliate. Our team of volunteers and staff have worked tirelessly for the last several months to support several ballot initiatives that will improve the health and wellness of our communities. I am happy to share that we were overwhelmingly successful! Here is a summary of some of our initial results: Proposition 56 [...]

Smoothie bike drives our mission

As the school year wraps up, our Teaching Garden program is giving students in Santa Ana, CA, lots to think about over the summer. The benefits of eating different colored fruits and vegetables took a fun turn at Sepulveda Elementary recently when our team delighted kids with a “smoothie bike.” As students peddled the bike to power a blender, they [...]

Oregon steps up… For Every Kid

Last week in Portland, OR, community advocates from across the metro region were joined by Milwaukie Mayor Jeremy Ferguson, public health leaders, and parents as they announced a new effort to improve the health and safety for kids in the tri-county area. Metro-area kids who most need opportunities for physical activity often don’t have the necessary safe infrastructure—sidewalks, crosswalks, and bike [...]

Taking Action Through Activity

We are still a few weeks away from National CPR Week (June 1-7), but you sure wouldn’t know it from the fantastic CPR stories that have been pouring in! I am happy to share that Sylvia Beanes is working with five counties in Northern and Southern California to participate in a mass CPR training. Fire departments and emergency [...]