Arizona Public Health Association

Improving the Health of Arizona's Communities


AzPHA Resolutions

Many of AzPHA's  public health priorities are driven by Resolutions that are approved by our members.  AzPHA has dozens of Resolutions in place dating back to the 1930s.  They are all available on our Members Only site.  

Early resolutions focused on the importance of food safety regulations, tuberculosis control, family planning, and other contemporary public health issues. More recent Resolutions have focused on support for addressing the Opioid epidemic, certifying community health workers, and addressing electronic cigarettes.  Our Resolutions are important to us because they set our public health advocacy priorities.

AzPHA Resolutions stay in place until and unless the Members vote to remove or update a Resolution. There is a process for developing new Resolutions.  Resolutions are developed by AzPHA Members and are forwarded to the Board for review.  

The Board reviews the Resolution and votes whether to forward the Resolution to the Members for approval.  Proposed Resolutions can be voted on electronically before the Annual Meeting or they can be voted on in-person at the Annual Meeting.  After approval of the resolutions, final copies are posted on the members only portion of our website.

In 2018 the AzPHA approved 3 new Resolutions: 

  1. Resolution to Prevent Firearm Violence in Schools
  2. Resolution for Continuing Support of Title X: The Nations Family Planning Program
  3. Resolution supporting Universal Access to Contraception

In 2019, the AzPHA Updated the Firearm Violence in Schools Resolution to include community firearm violence prevention.

2021 Resolutions included:

  1. Elimination of the Use of Conversion Therapy Practices for LGBTQ Individuals
  2. End of Life Autonomy

2023 Resolution: Structural Racism is a Public Health Crisis: Opportunities for Policy Interventions 

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