WPHA’s advocacy efforts are framed by the WPHA Board of Directors, and acted on monthly by the Public Affairs Committee. The Public Affairs Committee is a partnership with the Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards (WALHDAB). The two organizations jointly support a lobbyist.
This portion of the website includes resources and information that guide the organization, and could also guide local members. Highlights include:
Legislative tools – Members can download a pocket directory of legislators, find out who their legislator is, and learn more about advocacy.
Resolutions – WPHA has a long history of resolutions that outline some of its fundamental positions. A list of recent resolutions is online; older resolutions are available by request.
Member input forms – WPHA (and WALHDAB) members can request that the Public Affairs Committee take specific action on a policy, plan, proposal, or piece of legislation.