The MPHA Policy & Advocacy Committee chooses priorities based on MPHA member survey responses, current engagement in coalitions or other external groups, and political feasibility.


Legislative priorities are a guide for the committee, and not meant to preclude action taken in support of other policies. 


2019 MPHA Legislative Priorities

  • Support efforts to reduce health inequities
  • Support policies and programs that ensure access to affordable health care
  • Support public health funding– including maintaining Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) funding and increasing local public health grant funds
  • Support policies that promote optimal mental health, including interconnected issues such as substance use and suicide
  • Support gun violence prevention efforts (Aug 2019 Action letter from APHA)
  • Support environmental health efforts to ensure healthy families, clean water, clean air, and a healthy climate

Legislative Summary, June 2019



2017-2018 MPHA Legislative Priorities

  • Support efforts to reduce health inequities
  • Support public health funding – including increasing local public health grant funds and maintaining Statewide Health Improvement Partnership funding
  • Support gun violence prevention efforts
  • Support environmental health efforts to ensure healthy families, clean water, clean air, and a healthy climate

2016 MPHA Legislative Priorities

    • Support Gun Violence Prevention efforts
    • Support Vaccine Education and Promotion efforts
    • Support a $6 million investment in for Safe Routes to School infrastructure
    • Support a statewide comprehensive multi-modal transportation package that includes significant new funding for active transportation
    • Maintain Statewide Health Improvement Program funding


    Questions or suggestions? Please email the Policy & Advocacy Committee.


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