NYSPHA Current and Local Policy and Advocacy 

Current and Local NYSPHA New York State Policy, Advocacy Actions and Alerts

11/08/2021 - NYSPHA sent a letter to New York City Mayor-Elect Eric Adams. The letter congratulates Mr. Adams on his election and provides NYSPHA's recommendations for addressing health equity and supporting the public health infrastructure in New York City.   Click <here> to read the letter. (PDF attached).

10/13/2021 – NYSPHA was quoted in a press release, issued today by the Capital District Tobacco-Free Communities, supporting  the annual “Seen Enough Tobacco Day”, which highlights how the tobacco industry markets their products to kids.  The theme this year is on banning menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, cigarillos, and smokeless tobacco products.  Click <here> to read the press release. (PDF attached).

10/06/2021 – NYSPHA Signed on to a letter to Gov. Hochul asking her to sign a bill passed by the legislature to protect Medicaid recipient access to local pharmacy services (S.6603, Skoufis/ A.7598, Gottfried).  Click <here> to read the letter. (PDF attached).

9/18/2021 – The NYSPHA sent a letter to Gov. Hochul urging her to sign a bill passed by the legislature authorizing pharmacists to provide all ACIP-recommended vaccines to adults (A.6476A/S.4807A).  Click <here> to read the letter.  (PDF attached)

8/29/2021 – NYSPHA sent a letter to Governor Hochul with our recommendations for implementing the Adult Use Cannabis program. The recommendations including using a public health approach to program implementation and appointing people with public health background to oversee and operate the program.  Click <here> to read the letter (PDF attached)

8/27/2021 – NYSPHA signed on to a letter to Governor Hochul urging adoption of Advance Clean Truck emissions rules.  Click <here> to read the letter (PDF attached)

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

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