Public Policy Committee Update - January 2016

By Jeanie Holt, NHPHA Public Policy Committee Co-Chair

I will not take up time and space to repeat the content of the Health in All Policies (HIAP). (If you are not receiving this weekly legislative update, please send an email to to be added to the distribution list.) As you know, this year’s legislative session features many bills critical for public health from efforts to limit women’s access to affordable reproductive health and preventive services, to re-authorizing NH Health Protection Program (Medicaid expansion), to a bill that would severely limit public health’s ability to gather critical data from students in public schools, to legislatiion surrounding various aspects of clean energy.  We aslo contintue to work with a legislative task force and state health officials on issues surrounding food safety.Please follow our work by reading HIAP.

Of note, the Public Policy Committee celebrates our accomplishments in 2015:

·       21 issues of Health in All Policies published

·       87% of membership survey respondents reported reading HIAP and one commented, “the content is fantastic!”

·       8 of NHPHA’s current policy statements reviewed and revised if needed

·       2 new policy statements drafted and sent to the Board; Social Justice and Health adopted in October, Climate Change and Health adopted January, 2016.

To join the NHPHA Public Policy Committee send an email of interest to

Be part of an active team working for good public health policy!


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