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Fitness, Nutrition, Nature Highlight Spring Progress for Asher Clients

Fitness, Nutrition, Nature Highlight Spring Progress for Asher Clients

This spring saw positive developments for three Asher clients:

  • American College of Sports Medicine: today released the 2019 American Fitness Index that ranks America’s 100 largest cities. Funded by the Anthem Foundation, the index evaluates America’s 100 largest cities using 33 health behaviors, chronic diseases and community infrastructure indicators. The top 10 were Arlington, Va.; Seattle, Wash.; Minneapolis, Minn.; San Francisco, Calif.; Madison, Wis.; Washington, D.C.; St. Paul, Minn.; Irvine, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; and Portland, Ore. This is the fifth consecutive year Asher has helped secure media coverage. USA Today was the first placement, a nice way to lead off the project. You can access the full rankings and scores on the American Fitness Index website. How does your city compare?

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President’s Budget Sets Tone for Federal Appropriations Season

President’s Budget Sets Tone for Federal Appropriations Season

Many Asher Agency clients are anxiously awaiting the submission of the President’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget this week — Appalachian Headwaters, Children’s MAGIC U.S., Mon Health Med Center Foundation, our higher education clients, those addressing a wide range of health needs, and others.
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Will the 116th Congress hit a Wall even before it gets underway?

Will the 116th Congress hit a Wall even before it gets underway?

On Jan. 3, all 435 Representatives and one-third of the U.S. Senate were sworn in as members of the 116th Congress.

The transition will not likely be a smooth one. A partial federal government shutdown that started at midnight Dec. 22, 2018 — largely over funding levels for a protective wall at our southern border with Mexico – looms over the new Congress. The President would like $5 billion in new funding for the wall and Democrats set sights on a number far less.
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Asher Teams with American College of Sports Medicine In Announcing 100 Most Fit Cities

Asher Teams with American College of Sports Medicine In Announcing 100 Most Fit Cities

Asher Agency is a leader in communicating cutting-edge healthcare and fitness news, and each May we are honored to work with the American Fitness Index team at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) to release the nation’s most fit cities.

Released May 15 this year, ACSM and its partner — the Anthem Foundation — opted to rank the 100 top cities based on 33 evidence-based indicators. In the initial decade of the American Fitness Index, only the top 50 Metropolitan Statistical areas (MSAs) were ranked.

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