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TWEET: Busy Week Features Child Obesity Awareness Month and National Voter Registration Day

TWEET: Busy Week Features Child Obesity Awareness Month and National Voter Registration Day

Welcome to This Week in Equity Engagement on Twitter (TWEET) for the week of September 21, 2015. This week was highlighted by National Voter Registration Day and some resources for Child Obesity Awareness Month. Let’s get to it:

The Afterschool Alliance has some great resources that point to the importance of physical activity in reducing childhood obesity.

Kaiser Permanente has some good news about declining childhood obesity rates in Southern California.

A new study has some scary stats about sugary drinks and their impact on health and life expectancy.

Many advocates across the country and here in California stressed the importance of registering to vote on National Voter Registration Day.

Voter registration efforts helped people sign up to let their voices be heard in upcoming elections.

Los Angeles declared a state of emergency in regards to its homeless population, the largest in the country.

The school-to-prison pipeline particularly impacts LGBTQ youths.

The Consumers Union is continuing the fight to end surprise medical bills.

Sobering report finds that health care costs are growing much more rapidly than wages…   

…But there’s good news because we’ve seen a significant drop in California’s uninsured population as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

And finally, this great infographic highlights the growing confidence in ACA marketplaces.

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