Ohio Public Health Association has signed a letter of support to USEPA to collect information on chemicals used in fracking, signed on in support of Tobacco 21 legislation, and supports SB330 to increase dental access. Work will start soon in Ohio for a Public Health Climate Change Preparedness plan. Continue reading OPHA Legislative Update, September 2016
Keep up with current public-health related legislation and issues in the Policy Committee’s monthly Legislative Update. Our July issue highlights gun violence as a public health issue and provides info on the summer Public Health Action (PHACT) campaign of the American Public Health Association. It also list current legislation and issues we are watching. Read it here[link].
The Policy Committee is pushing for hearings related to Senate Bill 330 that would expand the use of dental therapists in Ohio. Dental therapists serve a role similar to a physician assistant and allow greater access to dental care to more people. The bill is in committee and likely to be revisited when the legislature reconvenes in September. Read the bill here