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Andrew Hysell
Andrew Hysell is the Project Director for the Campaign for Healthy Kids. As Project Director, Andrew oversees Campaign policy activities and determines overall strategy and direction for the Campaign.

Andrew also serves as the Associate Vice President for Policy and Advocacy for Save the Children’s U.S. Programs. Andrew joined Save the Children in 2006 as the Director of Policy and Advocacy. He serves as the lead for policy change on issues impacting children in rural America. Under his leadership, the Policy and Advocacy team manages federal and state government affairs for Save the Children’s U.S. Programs.

Previously, at the Connecticut General Assembly, Andrew served as Legislative Counsel to the Connecticut Senate Democrats, focusing on state constitutional and administrative law. He honed his advocacy skills as Regional Advocacy Director for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, serving on the front lines of the tobacco fight at the state level, assisting several legislative wins, including the passage of the nation’s strongest smoke- free air laws in Delaware, Connecticut, and New York. He worked for Congressman Tom Allen (ME-1) in his efforts to advance campaign finance reform during the 105th Congress and Andrew also has experience working on numerous issue and candidate campaigns.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Carroll College. In 2003, he earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the Georgetown University School of Law. Andrew is a founding member of the Connecticut American Constitution Society and also an elected local Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for his north Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Entries by Andrew Hysell

Empowering Rural School Districts: A Vision Unfulfilled

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 4:25 PM

The "Race to the Top - District" (RTT-D) program was billed as an opportunity for any school district in America to compete for a chance to win funds and bring innovative educational approaches to their students. There were 372 districts and consortiums that applied and this week 61 finalists were...

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The Missing Piece in the Education Reform Conversation

(2) Comments | Posted April 3, 2012 | 3:58 PM

Attention public health advocates, the education reform train is leaving the station. It is time to get on board!

America's focus on reforming education is a golden opportunity for public health advocates seeking to curb childhood obesity to accomplish their goals. By incorporating health into the education reform agenda, all...

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Faith Leaders and the Campaign For Healthy Kids

(1) Comments | Posted October 10, 2011 | 2:28 PM

Growing up, I spent many Sunday mornings listening to my mother deliver the weekly sermon to her small congregation in rural, upstate New York. As a Presbyterian minister, she spoke not only of the wisdom found in the Old and New Testament, but also of how those biblical lessons could...

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