Rhode Island American Heart Association (AHA)

More than 78% of Rhode Island voters approved a bond referendum to allocate $10 million to bike and recreation projects.  – Ballot Measure

Rhode Island American Heart Association (AHA)

The Rhode Island governor signed Senate Bill 2350A/House Bill 7419A into law, prohibiting advertising and marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages on school property. – Legislative

Rhode Island American Heart Association (AHA)

Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families updated licensing rules for early care and education centers, improving nutrition, physical activity, and screen time standards. – Regulatory

Yes on 6 Coalition

Rhode Island voters approved the $35 million Green Economy Bonds, which included $10 million for the State Bikeway Development Program to design and construct bikeways throughout the state. – Ballot Measure

Rhode Island American Heart Association (AHA)

Rhode Island now has a smart snacks competitive foods policy in all schools to ensure the nutritional quality of food in schools. – Regulatory

Rhode Island Advocates Take Action on Junk Food Marketing in Schools

In June 2018, the Governor of Rhode Island signed into law legislation to eliminate junk food advertising and marketing on school property with the goal of providing all children across the state with a healthier learning environment.

Using Data to Improve Physical Education in Rhode Island

For many in the non-profit world the work is deeply personal; change is fueled by a desire to help others. But the challenge is that while many policymakers may support the same cause, they also need data to justify their budget decisions. With the help of a grant from Voices for Healthy Kids, the American Heart Association (AHA) in Rhode Island has started to unlock the potential of marrying both the data and the story together to work for change.