MPHA is pleased to present our fourth annual public health legislative report. This report summarizes our work at the State House during the first regular session of the 127th Maine Legislature. With the help of many partners, we achieved some tremendous victories for public health in 2015 that will strengthen our communities and make Maine a healthier, more productive place to live, work and raise a family.
MPHA was proud to be part of many inspiring and courageous legislative efforts. Every day our partners showed us their dedication and perseverance, and every day Maine people came to the State House to speak up and speak out for policies that would improve their lives and those of their families and neighbors.
From passing new standards to reduce childhood lead poisoning, to eliminating the use of e-cigarettes in public places, protecting the Healthy Maine Partnerships and School Based Health Centers from virtual elimination, and rejecting an effort to rescind Maine’s seatbelt law, MPHA brought our commitment and our passion to Augusta at every opportunity.
We hope you will take a moment to review our 2015 MPHA Legislative Report and share it widely with community, family and decision makers. Together, we are the Voice of Public Health in Maine.