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NYSPHA relies on the community support of its members to successfully achieve its mission.

This work is monumental, and we cannot do it alone. Together, we can effect change which promotes the health of all New Yorkers. 

Below, you can find several guides to assist in your advocacy work. If you have additional questions, or would like to get involved directly with NYSPHA, please email 

PAC Mission and Guiding Principles

This document provides information on NYSPHA's Policy and Advocacy Committees mission and guiding principles. 

Making You Voice Heard: Lobbying & Advocacy for Nonprofits

This guide was assembled by the Lawyers Alliance for New York and Equity Advocates.

PAC Advocacy Guide

A guide to begin you on your advocacy journey. The NYSPHA Advocacy Handbook provides an introduction to advocacy, as well as information on how to contact your representatives in Albany. 

Webinar Resources

9/28/2023- Public Health Advocacy 101 Webinar

> Click here for webinar recording

7/28/2023 - APHA Sponsored Webinar:  Advocacy vs lobbying: what can you do?

> Meeting recording

> Meeting Slides for Mattison Training: Strategic Advocacy; Maximizing the Public's Voice

> Mattison Lobbying Basics

> Spreadsheet to  calculate the 501(h) expenditures

> Advocacy resources toolkit: Protecting public health- an advocacy toolkit

> Explanation of the 501(h) rules 

12/7/2022- APHA Distinguishing Advocacy, Lobbying and Education Webinar  

11/17/2022 - APHA Advocacy Webinar: “Partnership Building and Advocacy”

  • Click here for the meeting recording

  • Click here for the meeting slides

  • Click here for a “Resource Guide for Protecting Public Health Authority”

3/22/2022 - APHA- Sponsored "Public Health Advocacy - The Basics". 

  • Click here for the meeting recording
  • Click here for the meeting slides

July 2021 - APHA - Speak for Health Advocacy 

  • Click here for the meeting recording
  • Click here for the meeting slides

APHA Affiliate Advocacy and Policy Reports

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