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Celebrating 2018 Policy Advances!

As the year comes to an end, let’s take a moment to celebrate exciting policy advances during 2018!

Voices for Healthy Kids

December 20, 2018

Breaking News: Healthy Food Financing in El Paso, TX

The County of El Paso, Texas, where one in four children lives in a food-insecure home,  just took a major step to make healthy, affordable food easier to buy!

December 11, 2018
in Healthy Food Access

Washington Improves Early Childcare Environments!

Congratulations to Washington State for making early childhood education environments healthier through stronger nutrition, physical activity, and screen time standards!

December 11, 2018
in Early Care

British Medical Journal Publishes Report on Voices for Healthy Kids

The British Medical Journal published a report on how Voices for Healthy Kids’ multisectoral collaboration of more than 140 stakeholder organizations is advancing policy changes to improve food and physical environments in the United States.

December 10, 2018

Breaking News: Complete Streets in Des Moines!

The Des Moines City Council voted 7-0 to pass a complete streets policy focused on safe travel around the city!

November 26, 2018
in Complete Streets

Election Day Updates: Active Transportation and Preemption Ballot Measures

Election Day brought several successes to make transportation safer for millions in cities in Texas, Arizona, and North Carolina! Additionally, we have more good news out of the state of Oregon where voters beat back industry efforts to weaken the ability of local governments to protect the health of their communities. Here’s a brief round-up of this historic progress.

November 7, 2018

The Beverage Industry Has Figured Out a Legal End Run Around Soda Taxes

Voters in the state of Washington just said yes to a measure that will prevent cities there from enacting “soda taxes”.

Mother Jones

November 7, 2018
in Preemption

UPDATED: Baltimore Passes Complete Streets Policy!

The Baltimore City Council passed CB 17-0102, a complete streets policy that will help make streets safer for people to use public transit, walk, and bike!

October 30, 2018

American Evaluation Association to Recognize Voices for Healthy Kids Evaluation Team

The American Evaluation Association (AEA) will recognize the Voices for Healthy Kids evaluation team for their outstanding evaluation practice and dedication to both furthering the interest of the evaluation field and the association.

American Evaluation Association

October 29, 2018

American Heart Association executive wins coveted advocacy award

Jill Birnbaum, senior vice president of Field Advocacy Operations, American Heart Association, was among the champions of children’s health who took top honors at the 2018 National Forum Public Policy Awards presentation in Washington, D.C., this week.

October 25, 2018