NYSPHA Current State and Local Policy and Advocacy 

Current New York State and Local  Policy/ Advocacy Actions and Alerts

11/22/2022:  NYSPHA wrote to Governor Hochul recommending that she sign A.7408-A (Gottfried) / S.7501 (Hinchey) to amend the public health law, in relation to financial responsibility for human post-exposure treatment for rabies.  Click <here> to read the letter.

10/27/2022 NYSPHA supports the Healthy School Meals for All New York Kids campaign, launched today, calling on Governor Hochul to fund healthy school meals for all New York students in next year’s state budget. Click <here> to read the supporting letter and <here> to read about the policy.

9/22/2022.  NYSPHA signed on to a joint letter by New York State public health, environmental health, patient advocacy, healthcare, nursing, and physician organizations, declaring the burning fossil fuels in our buildings to be a significant climate and health risk. The letter calls for immediate action to protect the health of New Yorkers and mitigate the current and future impacts of air pollution and climate change.  Click here to read the letter. 

8/26/2022. NYSPHA signed on to a statewide campaign sponsored by Hunger Solutions New York and Community Food Advocates called Healthy School Meals for All NY Kids. The campaign will work to ensure that all students across New York State have secure, equal access to school meals at no cost. Click here to read about the campaign.

8/14/2022 - NYSPHA submitted comments on draft state regulations (NYCRR 9, Parts 128 and 129) on Adult-Use Cannabis Packaging and Labeling and Marketing and Advertising. Click here to read the comments. 

7/1/2022: NYSPHA signed on to a letter to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, with comments on the Draft Scoping Plan in Support of Direct-to-Consumer Zero Emission Vehicle Sales. Click here to read the letter.

To read the past NYSPHA New York State Policy, Advocacy and Alerts, click here

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