Policy and Advocacy

Advocating for your local health department. Helping you advocate for public health.

As the national voice for Local Health Departments, NACCHO serves a critical role in Washington. All of NACCHO’s advocacy efforts focus on informing policymakers of the critical role that local health departments play in keeping our communities healthy and safe. At NACCHO, we work diligently to:

  • Educate policymakers about the critical role that they play in local public health issues.
  • Help local health departments effectively communicate the value of local public health with their own policymakers.
  • Provide members with the latest updates on key public health issues.

Check back here regularly for featured legislative resources and tools to help your local health department advocate for local public health.

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Policy and Advocacy Activities

NACCHO's policy development process guides NACCHO's public health advocacy.

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Policy and Advocacy Activities

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Funding Priorities

A listing of NACCHO's funding priorities for this year.

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Funding Priorities

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Legislative Resources

Learn how to take action and raise visibility of your local health department with policymakers.

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Legislative Resources

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News From Washington

Here, you can find all relevant news and resources surrounding hot-button public health issues.

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