American Heart Association

American Heart Association won’t return to Orlando unless smoking laws change

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The American Heart Association won’t be holding any conventions in Orlando or any other city without comprehensive smoke-free laws.

The AHA’s new policy begins next year and requires any host cities for the association’s conventions to prohibit smoking in bars. The previous policy — passed in […]

Smoke-free laws move outdoors

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A few decades after cigarette smoke pervaded stores, movie theaters and restaurants, clean indoor air has become the norm for more than half the country. But at many parks and beaches, Americans still breathe secondhand smoke — a scenario many cities hope to change by […]

September 1st, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Foundation releases nationwide county health rankings

The latest county-by-county ranking of the nation’s health is a “revealing snapshot of where we live, learn, work and play,” according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, which released the report Wednesday.

The County Health Rankings report measures factors like high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, […]