American Heart Association

Voices for Healthy Kids: Three years, 66 million lives

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Voices for Healthy Kids advocacy initiative released a progress report on Thursday saying the organization’s work has impacted more than 66 million lives over three years.

The report details the work of coalitions of grassroots advocates and organizations throughout the country working on issues of […]

Portland prepares for Safe Routes to School program

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Cities, counties and school districts in the Portland, Oregon, area can have staff dedicated to encouraging kids to walk or ride their bikes to school and to determining street safety projects around schools with newly earmarked funds totaling $3.5 million.

The Metro Council’s Joint Policy Advisory […]

Colorado funds $2.5 million for Safe Routes to School

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More sidewalks and bike lanes are being added to lower-income Colorado communities after the state recently approved $2.5 million in funding for the Safe Routes to School program for the 2015-2016 school year.

Only one in four Colorado youths get the recommended 60 minutes of physical […]

States adding bicycle lanes, walking trails into transportation budgets

Several cities and states across the nation are now adding bicycle paths and walking trails to their list of transportation priorities as lifestyles become increasingly sedentary and congested roads need repair.

Pennsylvania joins Colorado and Delaware in changing gears and investing in infrastructure. In September, California boosted state funding for […]

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