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Sacramento welcomes WSA Board of Directors

Last week the Western States Affiliate Board met in Sacramento. In addition to meetings with local volunteers and staff, they also visited the state Capitol to advocate for statewide policies that promote heart and brain health. The Board met with 16 key legislative offices to build support and momentum for tobacco control, obesity prevention and water access policies. Our volunteers shared [...]

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 [...]

The future is bright!

One of the things I most enjoy about my job is the opportunity to meet volunteers who are the strength and backbone of our organization. This week I traveled to San Diego to meet with Kirk Knowlton, M.D., who is our Western States Affiliate board president-elect. We talked about our goals for the next few years and I [...]