Montana Governor signs STEMI Registry bill

Breaking news out of Montana – Governor Steve Bullock has signed the state’s STEMI Registry Bill! A STEMI carries a substantial risk of death and disability and calls for a quick response on many fronts. It can be quickly recognized using a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG). In 2014, The Helmsley Charitable Trust gave the American Heart Association a $4.6 [...]

Advocacy Team closes four policy victories!

Our advocacy team is rocking the policy world! We recently learned that county transportation ballot measures that included Stanislaus and Monterey counties in California, Clark County in Nevada and Salt Lake City, Utah, have been confirmed as FOUR additional policy goal wins for the team! Combined, the measures that were on the November 2016 ballot represent tens of millions of [...]

Advocacy Victory in the Silicon Valley

Another great triumph for our Silicon Valley Division and Advocacy Teams! The region recently received a “Bicycle/Pedestrian” policy goal win with the passage of Measure B in Santa Clara County, California. Over the next 30 years, Measure B will generate an estimated $6.3 billion through a sales tax increase. It will allocate funds to extend the BART commuter train, provide support [...]

Policy wins will help kids grow up healthy

Fantastic news from our advocacy team in Nevada! I am happy to announce that our Advocacy team scored a huge win when the State of Nevada became the first state in the country to establish policy around “Competitive Foods in Schools” and “Junk Food Marketing in Schools.” Ben Schmauss, our Nevada government relations director, worked directly with the Department of Agriculture [...]

A Great Day to be in the Western States!

I can’t think of another place I would rather be than serving in this role in this great affiliate. It is an exciting time to be a part of the Western States team – so many opportunities in front of us – each one inching us closer to achieving our ambitious 2020 goal to improve the lives and communities of [...]