WSPHA Policy and Advocacy

We bring together the voices of public health supporters in Olympia.

Along with our partners in the Public Health Roundtable, WSPHA champions programs and resources that support the public’s health. We promote science-based solutions to health issues and advocate for adequate resources to guarantee the stability of our public health system. Policy priorities include funding for foundational public health services and eliminating health inequities.

2022 Session

2022 Legislative Priorities

SB 5129 One-Pager

Decriminalizing Commercial Tobacco: Addressing Systemic Racism in the Enforcement of Commercial Tobacco Control

SB 5129 Webinar 1/10/2022: Promoting Equity, Youth Purchase, Use, and Possession Laws for Vapor Products & Commercial Tobacco, WSPHA MPH Intern, Samantha Goins

SB 5129 Slides: Promoting Equity, Youth Purchase, Use, and Possession Laws for Vapor Products & Commercial Tobacco, WSPHA MPH Intern, Samantha Goins

 HB 1668/SB 5547 One-Pager

HB 1676 One-Pager Vapor Tax Reform

HB 1684/SB 5587 Water Fluoridation One-Pager

The 2021 Legislative session saw multiple Public Health Wins thanks to the combined work of public health leaders and partners throughout Washington State. 

Engage Your Legislator TOOLKIT

Advocate with us

  • Join more than 100 public health professionals and supporters for our annual Public Health Legislative Education Day. Learn about important budget and policy issues and engage lawmakers in discussions about the value of public health.
  • Advocate for key public health issues by contacting your legislators: finding your district, emailing [email protected], and calling the Legislative Hotline 1-800-562-2000.
  • Take part in our policy track at our Annual Conference on current policy issues.