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NCAH Legislative Update – June 28, 2016

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Legislative Update
June 28, 2016

Funding for the Healthy Corner Store Initiative
and You Quit, Two Quit Included in the Final State Budget!

On Monday, June 27, the North Carolina General Assembly released the final version of the long-awaited state budget. The budget includes $250,000 for the Healthy Corner Store Initiative and $250,000 for You Quit, Two Quit!

The Senate is expected to vote on the budget on Tuesday, June 28. The House will begin voting on Wednesday, June 29, or Thursday, June 30. Please stay tuned for further updates on the outcomes of these votes.

The Healthy Corner Store Initiative
The budget includes $250,000 for the creation of the Healthy Corner Store Initiative in North Carolina! While this is not the $1 million requested, it is a wonderful step in the right direction – toward improving access to healthy food for all North Carolinians.

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! NCAH Policy Committee Meetings

Join us to discuss the policy agendas for the 2017 legislative long session!

NCAH Obesity Prevention Committee Meeting
Wednesday, July 6; 10am to 1pm
American Heart Association

 

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
rob@idriveroi.comNCAH Legislative Update – June 28, 2016