Public Health Policy Committee

CPHA's Public Health Policy Committee is chaired by the elected Public Health Policy Director, who initiates the policy and legislative activities of the Association.  An Associate Public Health Policy Director is elected at the Annual Association Business Meeting and receives one year of membership and support before assuming the role of Public Health Policy Director for one year.

Assisted by CPHA's legislative contractor, the Public Policy Director and the Committee:

  • Identify public health-related legislative, regulatory and policy issues of importance to the Board of Directors, the Committees, and the Membership;
  • Develop an annual legislative agenda;
  • Advise the Board on legislative, regulatory, and policy matters;
  • Establish and enact policies for determining CPHA levels of support and action protocols for public health-related legislative, regulatory and policy issues;
  • Identify and promote opportunities for collaboration with other public health partners on projects such as advocacy training, development of public health-related legislative, regulatory and policy issues;
  • Encourage information dissemination concerning legislation, regulations, and policies of importance in local, state and national levels through the newsletter and/or other media to the membership.

CPHA's current policy priorities are:

  • Paid Family Leave
  • Gun Violence Prevention
  • Access to Mental Health and Substance Use Services
  • Immunizations
  • Tobacco Prevention

If you would like to get involved with the CPHA Policy Committee, please email [email protected].

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