Policy and Advocacy
NYSPHA Federal Policy and Advocacy
10/23/2023 - NYSPHA signed on to a letter sponsored by the New York Immigration Coalition to Senator Schumer urging him to ensure that the US Department of Health and Human Services finalized a proposed rule to expand health coverage for DACA recipients, crime victims, and immigrant children. Click here to read the letter.
9/20/2023 – NYSPHA signed on to a letter coordinated by the Trust for America’s Health to U.S. Senate committee chairs urging them not to cut funding to the Prevention and Public Health Fund. Click here to read the letter.
9/12/2023 – NYSPHA signed onto a letter coordinated by the Coalition on Human Needs to urge members of Congress to fulfill its most basic duty to keep the government running. Click to read the letter.
8/8/2023 – NYSPHA signed on to a letter by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), a UN human rights body, containing comments on their draft general recommendation on racism and the right to health. This incorporates tobacco control the work of CERD and a way to hold countries accountable for tobacco control through human rights mechanisms. Click here to read the letter.
8/8/2023 – NYSPHA signed on to a letter sponsored by APHA and other national and state health orgs to the US EPA in support of its proposed rule to cut carbon emissions from the power sector and also urging EPA to strengthen certain parts of the rule and to ensure that communities located nearest to the power plants are not negatively impacted with increased air pollution as the result of any final rule. Click here to read the letter.