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ADVOCACY

UPCOMING ADVOCACY EVENT:

ANNUAL ADVOCACY SUMMIT - January 19 2017 - Auditorium, State Office Building
"It's All in Your Head; A discussion of policies to improve mental health & relieve addiction"
3 Keynote Speakers- Legislative Panel ~ Opioid Panel - Online Registration Now Available


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How you can advocate for public health

Public health protects our communities and kids, saves lives and saves money. We need your support to continue to strengthen our public health system. UPHA encourages its members to advocate for public health. Listed below are ideas on things you can do to advocate for public health.

  1. Monitor the UPHA Bill Watch to see what Utah Legislature actions will impact Public Health, and take action as needed.
  2. Pass out the UPHA Fact Sheets to family, friends, and professional colleagues and at meetings.
  3. Call or email your state and federal congressmen to express support for public health funding.
  4. Post information on your personal social media sites to educate family, friends, and neighbors on the benefits of investing in public health.
  5. Attend Town Hall meetings organized by local, state, and federal politicians. Ask questions and/or share information about public health.
  6. Write letters to the editor about the benefits of public health to submit to your local newspaper.
  7. Facilitate policy, system, and environmental changes that:
    • Promote healthy lifestyle to reduce chronic conditions
    • Keep our air, water, and neighborhoods clean
    • Provide health services in rural areas
    • Protect people from disasters and disease outbreaks
    • Immunize children
    • Screen newborns for health problems
    • Promote on-the-job health and safety
    • Reduce Tobacco Use

PHACT Campaign - Public Health Action Campaign

This campaign is is an opportunity for Utah’s Public Health Constituents to communicate directly with our members of Congress while they are at home in our Congressional districts and state to show support for public health.

Congress is considering spending bills for health programs containing significant cuts to public health funding, rescinds the Prevention and Public Health Fund, blocks funding for implementing much of the Affordable Care Act and includes a number of troubling anti-public health legislative riders which will harm the health of all Americans and increase the cost of health care.

For more details, please go to www.upha.org/advocacy/phact.

Upcoming ADVOCACY events

2017 Advocacy Summit, January 19

Legislative Break - February 22 2017



» Convio - our Advocacy system
» How you can be an Advocate
» UPHA's Bill Watch

 




Past ADVOCACY events

2016 Advocacy Summit, January 12

2015 Advocacy Summit, January 22

Day at the Legislature, February 24, 2014

Advocacy Summit, January 16, 2014

Day at the Legislature, February 24, 2014

Advocacy Summit, January 16, 2014

 

       
     
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