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NCAH Legislative Update – July 15, 2016

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Legislative Update
July 15, 2016

Governor McCrory Signs State Budget

Yesterday, Thursday, July 14, Governor McCrory signed the state budget. The budget includes $250,000 for the Healthy Corner Store Initiative and $250,000 for You Quit, Two Quit! 

Once again, we would like to thank all of our members and partners for your help in ensuring North Carolinians have access to healthy foods and tobacco cessation services. We couldn’t have done it without you!

The Healthy Corner Store Initiative
The budget includes $250,000 for the creation of the Healthy Corner Store Initiativein North Carolina! (Section 13.4(a)). This funding is a great incremental step in establishing the Initiative in North Carolina, which will increase access to healthy foods in low- and moderate-income communities across the state. This is the first time that state funds have been invested in a program of this kind!

Don’t forget to thank your legislator for supporting the Healthy Corner Store Initiative.

Please stay tuned for an announcement announcing the next Obesity Prevention Committee meeting, where we will discuss NCAH’s 2017 policy priorities. We hope you will join us to have your voice heard in the policy agenda setting process.

You Quit, Two Quit
The budget also includes $250,000 for You Quit, Two Quit to help women who are pregnant (or thinking about becoming pregnant) quit smoking.

NCAH is grateful for the efforts of the Child Fatality Task Force in helping to ensure this life-saving program received funding.

For more information about You Quit, Two Quit, click here.


Don’t forget these upcoming NCAH meetings!

 

NCAH Tobacco Use Prevention Committee Meeting

Monday, July 18; 1pm to 4pm
American Heart Association

 Please RSVP to Morgan Wittman Gramann at morgan@ncallianceforhealth.org

NCAH Membership Meeting

Monday, October 3; 1:30pm to 3:30pm
American Heart Association

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