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This portion of the website includes resources and information that guide the organization, and could also guide local members. Highlights include:

  • Advocacy 101 Webinar - Listen in for tips and tricks on advocacy work, meeting with your legislator, and making an ask.

  • Advocacy DO's and DON'T's - There are many things we should do when reaching out to our local, state and national leaders. Also, what we shouldn't. View this fact sheet for some additional recommendations.

  • Contact Your Legislator– Members can download a pocket directory of legislators, find out who their legislator is, and learn more about advocacy.

  • Member input form – WALHDAB members can request that the Public Affairs Committee take specific action on a policy, plan, proposal, or piece of legislation.

  • Legislative Notifications Get personalized email notifications based on Wisconsin’s legislative and administrative rules activity. You can follow legislation by subject, proposal, committee, authors, and more. Get administrative rules notices, following the administrative register by agency or chapter.

  • Resolution Database - WALHDAB has added this group forum option to share more background and details as members are passing resolutions.

The Public Affairs Committee promotes health policy development by recommending action and educating members and public officials about legislative issues. They meet on an ongoing monthly basis.

WALHDAB Joint PA members

Linda Conlon  (Co-Chair)– Oneida County Health Department

Amanda Dederich –Juneau County Health Department

Mary Dorn – Outagamie County Public Health Division

Ruth Wood - Pierce County Board of Health

Katie Lepak – City of Cudahy Health Department
Lieske Giese - Eau Claire City-County Health Department

Laura Conklin - City of Wauwatosa Health Department

WPHA Joint PA members

Maureen Busalacchi (Co-Chair) –Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment
Amy Williamson - UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Jan Klawitter - WI State Lab of Hygiene

Darren Rausch – Greenfield Health Department

Geof Swain – Retired
Darcie Warren -American Lung Association in WI
Niki Euhardy - Winnebago County Health Department

View Public Affairs Meeting Minutes Here!




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