Youth Testifies in Olympia on impact of E-cigs on youth

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The HLC supports each county’s Board of Health to enact an ordinance that prohibits the use of electronic vapor devices (E-cigarettes) in any place where smoking is prohibited per RCW70.160 (Smoking in Public Places). This young man, Bryce, attended a training hosted by ESD 112 with Change Lab Solutions through their youth tobacco funds aimed at prohibiting local electronic vapor devices in public places. After the training he went to Olympia … Read More

HLC Voices are Heard in WA; listen in here!

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Community Health Worker Ophelia Noble from South Kelso presented to the health care and wellness legislative committee in Olympia with Kathy Burgoyne from the Foundation for Healthy Generations.  They provided a brief work session on Community Health Workers and received very positive feedback from the committee.  A huge shout out to Ophelia Noble!  We have such an incredible group of Community Health Workers in SW Washington and it is beyond … Read More

Washington Residents Support Safe Bike and Walking Routes for Children

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August 25, 2014 – Seattle, WA Today, the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (www.copcwa.org) released results of a statewide telephone poll showing that 84 percent of Washington State voters believe that funding to keep children safe from traffic and physically active should be a part of transportation spending in the state. Funding for the survey was made possible through a grant from Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the … Read More