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The Connecticut Public Health Association (CPHA) Advocacy Committee advocates its public health initiatives by educating CPHA members, public constituencies, and policymakers.

2017 Testimony 

H.B. 5210: An Act Concerning Various Pay Equity and Fairness Matters 

H.B. 5384: An Act Raising the Legal Age for Purchase and Use of Tobacco Products

S.B. 35: An Act Concerning Beverages with Added Sugars, Sweeteners, and Artificial Sweeteners and Obesity

S.B. 126: An Act Concerning Community Health Workers

Submitted by Community Health Workers Association of CT

S.B. 126: An Act Concerning Community Health Workers

Submitted by CPHA

H.B. 7170: An Act Concerning the Department of Public Health's Recommendations Regarding the Integration of Municipal Health Departments into Regional Health Districts (In opposition)

Proposed Changes to the Affordable Housing Land Use Appeals Statute 8-30G

The 2017 Legislative Session in Review

The legislative session is in full swing, and we will be keeping you updated on ways to get involved. CPHA is committed to protecting and promoting public health efforts and investments, particularly in the areas of Prevention, Public Health Infrastructure, Health Equity, and Environmental Health. We need your voice- 2017 is shaping up to be a challenging year for the public health community.  We encourage you to speak up and help others to do the same.




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: Twitter @SenBlumenthal

Senator Chris Murphy (202) 224-4041

Online: Twitter @ChrisMurphyCT

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

Online: Twitter @RepJohnLarson

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

Online: Twitter @RepJoeCourtney

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

Online: Twitter @rosadelauro

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

Online: Twitter @jahimes

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

Online: Twitter @RepEsty


2)     ACT ON STATE LEGISLATION. We will provide updates on bills we are watching with calls to action. The list of bills we are tracking will be updated regularly and can be found here. 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 public health issues relevant to our priority areas. 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 Colleen O’Connor at for more information.


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