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Impact in Baltimore: Healthy Vending


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In public health policy campaigns, sometimes the right player stepping up to the plate at the right time can give advocates the strength and momentum they need to bring the campaign to a successful conclusion and, as a result, make significant public health improvements.

For public health advocates in Maryland, that exact scenario played out recently when the American Heart Association (AHA) helped turn a pilot project to ensure healthier offerings were available in vending machines on Baltimore city government property into a full-scale policy change affecting hundreds of vending machines in public facilities throughout the city.

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