Public Policy Committee

AzPHA has a very active Public Policy Committee comprised of members and Board Members who are committed to improving the health of every Arizonan through engaging our members, partners, policymakers and the public to bring strong public health policies to the forefront.

Public Policy Committee Chairs:

Eddie Sissons - sissons8@cox.net

Will Humble - willhumble@email.arizona.edu

Simply put, advocacy is the act of asking for, recommending or supporting a cause. Advocacy depends on good relationships with decision-makers in the legislature. Building a relationship with your legislators is the first step towards effective advocacy.

Our Public Policy Priorities Include:

  • Supporting and protecting public health budgets and infrastructure to meet the needs of Arizona's growing population.
  • Supporting Access to Health Care (including universal access).
  • Supporting and protecting healthy environments including safe water, clean air, urban planning, tobacco-free lifestyles.
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