In 2018, AzPHA members approved 3 new Resolutions including one entitled Resolution to Prevent Firearm Violence in Schools.
This year we are proposing an update of last year’s firearm violence resolution. The updated version is entitled Resolution to Preventing Firearm Violence in the Community and Schools.
Our AzPHA Public Health Policy Committee developed the updated Resolution. The Board of Directors reviewed the Resolution at their September 20 meeting and have asked me facilitate an electronic vote of our members.
Accordingly, please review the updated Resolution and cast your vote at this link by close of business on Friday, October 4, 2019. We will announce the results in an October Public Health Policy Update and at the 2019 Annual Meeting on October 29, 2019.
Background about AzPHA Resolutions
Many of AzPHA's public health priorities are driven by Resolutions that are approved by our members. AzPHA has dozens of Resolutions in place dating back to the 1930s. They are all available on our Members Only site.
Early resolutions focused on the importance of food safety regulations, tuberculosis control, family planning, and other contemporary public health issues.
More recent Resolutions have focused on support for addressing the Opioid epidemic, certifying community health workers, and addressing electronic cigarettes. Our Resolutions are important to us because they set our public health advocacy priorities.
AzPHA Resolutions stay in place until and unless the Members vote to remove or update a Resolution. There is a process for developing new Resolutions. Resolutions are developed by AzPHA Members and are forwarded to the Board for review.
The Board reviews the Resolution and votes whether to forward the Resolution to the Members for approval. Proposed Resolutions can be voted on electronically before the Annual Meeting or they can be voted on in-person at the Annual Meeting. After approval of the resolutions, final copies are posted on the members only portion of our website