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2/23/2019
2019 CPHA SCSU Advocacy Training

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CPHA is committed to protecting and promoting public health efforts and investments. The CPHA Advocacy Committee educates CPHA members, policymakers, and the general public, on the science-based and best-practices evidence which supports sound public health policy. We train public health students and workers on how to be successful advocates, and hold a legislative breakfast every year at the State House. We would like to submit testimony to the legislature on as many public health issues as we can, and need your help to write testimony and fact sheets on public health issues. We also encourage you to call or write to your legislators to educate them about public health issues that matter to you.

2019 CPHA-SCSU-Yale Advocacy Training

The 2019 CPHA-SCSU-Yale Advocacy Training for students, faculty, and public health and policy practitioners, which will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm at SCSU.  The session will be led by Tekisha Everette and Claudine Fox from Health Equity Solutions, and Shelley Geballe from the Yale School of Public Health and Yale Law School. 

 

This training will provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to become advocates for public health equity. I’ve attached a flier for the event. Here is the registration link https://tinyurl.com/2019AdvocacyTraining

                                     

 

 

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

 

1) GET TO KNOW YOUR LEGISLATORS. Follow your legislators on social media, save their numbers in your phones, bookmark their online contact info--however you want to get in touch, they NEED to hear from you!

Find your State Senator and Representative.

Find your U.S. Senator and Representative.

Already know? Find their contact info below:

Senator Richard Blumenthal (202) 224-2823

Online: www.blumenthal.senate.gov/contact Twitter @SenBlumenthal

Senator Chris Murphy (202) 224-4041

Online: www.murphy.senate.gov/contact Twitter @ChrisMurphyCT

Rep. John Larson (1st District) (202) 225-2265

Online: larson.house.gov/contact Twitter @RepJohnLarson

Rep. Joe Courtney (2nd District) (202) 225-2076

Online: courtney.house.gov/contact Twitter @RepJoeCourtney

Rep. Rose DeLauro (3rd District) (202) 225-3661

Online: delauro.house.gov/contact Twitter @rosadelauro

Rep. Jim Himes (4th District) (202) 225-5541

Online: himes.house.gov/contact Twitter @jahimes

Rep. Elizabeth Esty (5th District) (202) 225-4476

Online: esty.house.gov/contact Twitter @RepEsty

 

2)     ACT ON STATE LEGISLATION. Once the 2019 legislative session begins, we will provide a list on this website of the bills we are tracking, with updates and calls to action on specific ones we are watching. If there are bills you are watching that you feel should be brought to the attention of the CPHA Board, please let us know. The Public Health Committee page can be a helpful resource to identify bills of interest, but keep in mind there may be bills in other Committees as well. You can make your own bill tracking list by creating an account, which will provide you with text and email alerts.

3)     ACT ON FEDERAL LEGISLATION. We will also provide updates on federal legislation and calls to action.

4)     ATTEND EVENTS. We will share information about educational sessions, community conversations, and rallies related to public health legislation or various public health issues. We encourage you to share opportunities with us.

5)     FOLLOW CPHA ON FACEBOOK. In addition to email alerts, we will be sharing opportunities to get involved through Facebook. Follow us here!

 


Thinking about getting involved in public health advocacy?

The CPHA Advocacy Committee is seeking new members who are interested in participating in upcoming legislative advocacy projects. Email either of the co-chairs for more information: Jenna Lupi, Jenna.Lupi@gmail.com or Roberta Friedman, Roberta@rfriedmanconsulting.com.

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