NHPHA Public Policy Process to Be Featured at 2018 APHA National Conference

NHPHA Policy Committee Chair, Rachel Maxwell, recently submitted an abstract for the upcoming APHA 2018 Annual Conference. Conference organizers were seeking examples of “Affiliate Action to Advance Health Equity” and Rachel detailed how the NHPH Public Policy Committee engaged in a new process this year when selecting priority bills.

She explained how the group first chose to narrow their focus and set three broad categories: Equity & Health Outcomes; Healthy Environments – Natural, Built and Social; Substance Misuse -Improving Prevention, Treatment & Recovery. Within those three categories the group used a process to narrow down legislation to 10 bills that they then followed closely. Bills were added as time went on, but this was how the group constructed their focus and Health in All Policies Newsletter. The Abstract was accepted by APHA and we are excited that Rachel will attend and present this information on a panel with three other States at the APHA Annual Conference this fall.
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