Advocacy

Public health protects our communities, saves lives, and saves money.  UPHA encourages its members to advocate for public health.  We need your support to continue to strengthen our public health system.  You can help by reaching out to your representatives to educate them about public health priorities.

2020 Legislative Session

UPHA 2020 legislative session priority public health policy issues:

  1. Access to Healthcare and Medicaid Expansion
  2. Public Health Funding
  3. Climate Change and Air Quality
Legislative Priorities Bill Watch

Monitor the UPHA Bill Watch to see what Utah Legislature actions will impact public health, and then take action as needed.

How Can You Advocate for Public Health?
Get Involved with UPHA Advocacy
  • Join monthly meetings held the fourth Tuesday of each month from 4-5:30pm in Salt Lake City.  Contact the Advocacy Unit for more information about the monthly meetings, including call-in information.
  • Help plan and host the Annual Advocacy Day, Annual Legislative Sponsorship Event,  and Training Webinars
Advocacy Summit

Each year, the UPHA Advocacy Unit hosts an Advocacy Summit.  This event includes training and hands-on experience at the Capitol during the legislative session.  Details about the 2020 Summit will be available soon.  If you are interested in helping to plan the 2020 Advocacy Summit, contact the UPHA Advocacy Unit. Learn more about the UPHA Advocacy Summit.

Want to learn more?  Contact the Advocacy Unit.

Photos: UPHA Board Members Julie Gast and Teresa Garrett with Representative Ben McAdams in Washington DC (top); UPHA Board Members Sharon Talboys and Patty Cross with an aide for Mike Lee in Washington DC (bottom)