Resources & Information
NALBOH works to empower local boards of health, and to provide the tools and resources to advocate for sound public health policy in their jurisdictions.
NALBOH is a member of a number of coalitions and partnerships which seek to join forces for improved public health policy. NALBOH has also joined in several amicus briefs to the Supreme Court on cases with implications for local health power and authority.
Resources for State and Local Advocacy
- The Council of State Governments website contains state legislative and regulatory news, including issue alerts, a health policy monitor, and information on proposed state legislation. www.csg.org
- The National Conference of State Legislatures website contains state legislative news and updates, and includes a policy database. www.ncsl.org
Government Contact Information
US Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121
Library of Congress Website: http://thomas.loc.gov
US Senate Website: www.senate.gov
US House of Representatives Website: www.house.gov
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500
Comments: (202) 456-1111
Switchboard: (202) 456-1414
Contact the White House
Did You Know..
The American Public Health Association (APHA) Public Health Action (PHACT) Campaign encourages members, affiliates, and other advocates to educate their members of Congress on essential public health policies. Learn more about the current campaign. APHA also has state factsheets to assist those who want to advocate for public health. These state-specific factsheets focus on unique public health issues that are important in each state and the District of Columbia.
Public Health Law and Policy (PHLP) have released two products for public health advocates. Getting Involved in Climate Change Planning examines the overlap between climate change and healthy built environment initiatives. Getting Involved in Transportation Planning describes how the design of roadways and transit systems can be incorporated into health community planning.
The CDC Public Health Law Program has developed an introductory course on public health law as a training resource for public health practitioners, students, and others. The course comprises 9 slide lecture units for delivery to health departments by their legal counsel and by other persons trained in law.
To get involved in NALBOH’s public health advocacy work, or to learn more about advocacy at the local level, contact Carrie Hribar.
Page updated 8/27/2012.
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