American Heart Association

Future of Tobacco Settlement Funds Faces Legislature

The Lund Report
Coalition urges lawmakers to devote those funds to prevention and has the support of former Attorney General Hardy Myers

December 4, 2012 -- An advocacy coalition of healthcare and public health organizations is seeking legislative support next session on a proposal to spend Oregon’s share of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) funds on prevention and community based-health initiatives.

The Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, signed by Oregon and 45 other states in 1998, was designed to help states recover some of the tobacco-related healthcare costs and to prevent tobacco from taking even more lives.

Stephanie Tama-Sweet joins American Heart Association

The Lund Report

November 12, 2010 -- Stephanie Tama-Sweet has become director of government relations for the American Heart Association in Oregon. Previously she was the public policy advocate with the Oregon Food Bank. She’ll continue her role as co-chair of the Human Services Coalition of Oregon.

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