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Advocacy and policy

Maine Public Health Association is dedicated to assuring the health of people and places in Maine.

To that end, we advocate on issues of importance to public health in Maine. MPHA strictly adheres to our policy of supporting only evidenced-based or precautionary public health practices and policies. We review recent and relevant data, research, and trends, and how a stated policy/law may impact public health and health equity outcomes.

Legislative Reports

MPHA’s legislative reports summarize our priority public health issues and the activities of the Legislature.

Policy Postition Statements

MPHA’s policy position statements explain the public health evidence behind our positions on given issues, and name the actions we commit to taking to address these issues.