Overarching NPHA Advocacy and Policy Priorities
The mission of the Nevada Public Health Association (NPHA) is to serve as the voice for public health in Nevada in order to improve health and achieve health equity in Nevada. In keeping with its mission and our vision of a healthy Nevada, NPHA organizes its advocacy and policy activities around five overarching advocacy and policy priorities:
As an affiliate of the American Public Health Association (APHA), NPHA’s overarching goals and related advocacy efforts are closely aligned with APHA’s advocacy and policy agenda.
2018 NPHA Advocacy Agenda
During 2018 and consistent with NPHA’s overarching advocacy and policy goals, NPHA will focus its advocacy efforts on the following issue areas and current policy priorities:
NPHA has the flexibility to educate, inform and act, when appropriate, on other pressing public health issues – such as, policies to mitigate the health impacts of climate change – that may not easily be categorized under the overarching NPHA advocacy and policy goals and our 2018 advocacy agenda and current policy priorities.
Approved by the NPHA Board of Directors on November 28, 2017.
NPHA Advocacy and Policy Committee
The NPHA Board of Directors established its Advocacy and Policy Committee (APC) to oversee the development and implementation of the association’s advocacy, legislative, and policy activities.
Pursuing the Association’s advocacy agenda requires our ongoing collaboration with a wide-range of leaders and organizations who share our vision of a healthy Nevada. Thus, a key element of the NPHA APC’s work is the development of resources for NPHA members and other public health professionals to educate and inform policy makers, businesses, the media, communities, and the public on the value of evidence-based population health measures and policy, the public health system and the ten essential public health services.
An important addition to NPHA advocacy efforts is an emphasis on health in all policies and an associated focus on health impact assessments of current and proposed public policy, planning, and programs. NPHA also supports improved data collection and analysis needed to inform science-based public planning and policy.
For additional information about the Nevada Public Health Association and the work of the NPHA Advocacy and Policy Committee, visit www.nphaonline.org or contact NPHA APC Co-Chair, Dr. John Packham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-784-1235.