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CPHA’s Advocacy Committee aims to increase the membership’s knowledge and understanding of, and participation in, the practice of grassroots public health advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels.
CPHA advocacy committee activities:
• Conduct periodic polling of membership to determine legislative priorities;
How to Get Involved
GET TO KNOW YOUR LEGISLATORS. Follow your legislators on social media, save their numbers in your phones, bookmark their online contact info--however you want to get in touch, they NEED to hear from you!
ACT ON STATE LEGISLATION. Once the legislative session begins, we will provide a list on this website of the bills we are tracking, with updates and calls to action on specific ones we are watching. If there are bills you are watching that you feel should be brought to the attention of the CPHA Board, please let us know. The CT General Assembly’s Public Health Committee page can be a helpful resource to identify bills of interest, but keep in mind there may be bills in other Committees as well.
ACT ON FEDERAL LEGISLATION. If there is federal legislation which you think CPHA should endorse, please let us know.
FOLLOW OUR ALERTS. We will occasionally share information about educational sessions, community conversations, and opportunities for advocacy related to public health legislation or various public health issues. We encourage you to share opportunities with us.
GET IN TOUCH. Reach out to any of the four members of the leadership team, and we will include you in email alerts about upcoming committee meetings, trainings, calls for advocacy action, opportunities to testify on state bills, and other advocacy work as it arises.
Roberta Friedman, Robertarae203@gmail.com (Chair)