Public Health Resources

Legislation & Policy

            Resources to support legislation and policy at the state and federal levels.

Analysis of Express Legal Authorities for Mosquito Control in the United States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico (October 2018)  Oct-23-2018 A brief overview of the types of legal authority for mosquito control activities, a set of considerations for better understanding the legal authority, a summary of the findings on the express legal authorities for mosquito control found in state law, and a state-by-state summary of the express legal authority for mosquito control in the United States, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

State Legislation to Improve Flu Vaccination Rates  Dec-13-2018 Post highlights state-enacted laws for the distribution of information about the flu vaccine by schools, child care facilities, and adult residential facilities, requiring certain healthcare and adult care employees to be vaccinated against the flu, expanding pharmacist scope of practice to administer the flu vaccine, and increasing access to the flu vaccine by hospital patients. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

ACPM Policy and Advocacy  Practice policy statements, public policy statements, position statements, and patient education statements consistent with scientific principles of the discipline of preventive medicine. (American College of Preventive Medicine)

AMCHP's Legislative & Policy Agenda  AMCHP works to strengthen national policy and increase resources for maternal and child health programs. (Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs )

APHA Legislative Issues and Advocacy  APHA works to shape public policy to address ongoing public health concerns such as ensuring access to care, protecting funding for core public health programs and services, and eliminating health disparities. (American Public Health Association (APHA))

ASPPH Advocacy  ASPPH's Policy and Advocacy Team works to increase federal government support for public health education, research, workforce training, and emergency services by working closely with our Congressional and agency partners. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))

ASTHO Government Affairs  ASTHO works to be the voice of state public health officials and presents public health positions, policies, and recommendations to the Congress, the Administration, and other national organizations. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

American College of Epidemiology Policy Statements  Statements from ACE on policies relating to data sharing, minority populations, ethics, data control, and more. (American College of Epidemiology)

CDC/Washington  (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Children's Health Insurance Program  Initiative is dedicated to making high-quality, comprehensive, affordable health insurance coverage for all of America's children a top national priority. (Families USA)

Coalition of National Health Education Organizations  Advocating for health education and health promotion legislation. (Coalition of National Health Education Organizations)

Code of Federal Regulations  The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the U.S. Federal Government. (U.S. Government Printing Office)

Compendium of NACCHO Policy Recommendations (2018)  The 2018 Compendium of Policy Recommendations includes recommendations from more than 100 policy statements approved by the NACCHO Board of Directors. Topics added or updated in 2018 include the following: HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment, Immigrant Health, Medical Countermeasures Programs, Medical and Recreational Cannabis and Cannabinoids, Opioid Epidemic, and Youth Violence Prevention. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

Congress.gov  Federal legislative information including bill summary status, bill text, public laws by law number, Congressional Record text, House and Senate Committee information. (Library of Congress)

Federal Register: Health & Public Welfare Searches  This site links directly to searches related to health and public welfare, for example, health care reform, electronic health information technology, controlled substances, etc. Note that each day ederal agencies publish numerous documents (articles) in the Federal Register, including proposed rules, final rules, public notices, and Presidential actions. (Government Publishing Office)

Health Information & The Law  Site requires free registration for use. (George Washington University, Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program)

Laws Enforced by the FDA and Related Statutes  (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

Making Your Voice Heard at FDA: How to Comment on Proposed Regulations and Submit Petitions  Information on how to participate in the rule-making process by commenting in writing on rules FDA proposes. FDA carefully considers public comments when it draws up a final rule. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

National Health Policy Forum (NHPF)  The National Health Policy Forum was a participant-driven, nonpartisan information exchange program that works to foster more informed government decision making. It has closed its doors. This website will remain available until December 31, 2018. (George Washington University)

Network for Public Health Law  The Network for Public Health Law provides legal assistance, helpful resources, and opportunities to build connections for local, tribal, state and federal officials; public health practitioners; attorneys; policy-makers; and advocates.

Partnership for Prevention: Policy and Advocacy  Partnership for Prevention advocates optimal policies to prevent disease improve the health of all Americans. The Partnership, a membership organization of businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies, raises the level of knowledge in Congress about prevention and identifies strategies that can lead to a healthier nation. (Partnership for Prevention)

Policy and Research on Rural Health  (Health Resources and Services Administration)

Public Health Emergency Law Tools  Toolkits that address the key information needs of public health officials in understanding and using legal authorities to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

Public Health Law Center  National nonprofit law and policy organization that helps health leaders, officials, and advocates use the law to advance public health. (William Mitchell College of Law)

Public Health Law Program  The Public Health Law Program leads CDC's efforts to improve scientific understanding of the interaction between law and public health and to strengthen the legal foundation for public health practice. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Public Health Law Research (PHLR)  National program that promotes effective regulatory, legal, and policy solutions to improve public health. The program works to build the evidence base for laws that improve public health. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

Public Health Law: Emergency Preparedness  Central repository for activities and resources, bench books, toolkits, handbooks, training, and webinars on emergency preparedness-related statutes, regulations, orders, and legal tools. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Public Health and Tobacco Policy Center  The Center provides legal and technical support for policies that reduce the availability of and market for tobacco products; reduce unwanted exposure to secondhand smoke; minimize tobacco advertising and promotion; increase cancer screening rates; and promote healthy behaviors. (Northeastern University)

Regulations.gov  U.S. Government Web site to find, view, and comment on regulations and other actions for all Federal agencies. The site facilitates participation in the federal regulatory process by improving the public's ability to find, view, and comment on federal regulatory actions.

Research!America  Information and advocacy tools on medical and health research issues including health policy and prevention and public health. (Research!America)

Rural Health Policy  (Rural Health Information Hub)

SOPHE Advocacy  Priority health education policy issues identified by SOPHE. (Society for Public Health Education)

State of Tobacco Control 2017  Report evaluates states and the federal government on tobacco prevention and cessation funding, programs and insurance coverage; smokefree workplace laws; increased tobacco taxes; aggressive implementation of the FDA's Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act; and raising the minimum age of sale for tobacco products to 21. (American Lung Association)

The Federal Register  The Office of the Federal Register (OFR) provides access to the official text of federal laws, presidential documents, and to administrative regulations and notices. (National Archives and Records Administration)

Trust for America's Health  Trust for America's Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. This site offers national and state information about public health, resources on public policy, and a topic list including cancer and annual reports about obesity, government spending and other health concerns. (Trust for America's Health (TFAH))

AAP State Advocacy  Resources for advocates on children's health issues like Medicaid, injury and violence prevention, immunizations, and many others. (American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP))

ASTHO State Health Policy  ASTHO's State Health Policy team tracks and analyzes legislation across the states to identify trends and emerging issues impacting public health and state health agencies. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

Adverse Childhood Experiences Legislation  Supporting environments where children and families can thrive is vital to improving the health and well-being of communities across the states and territories. Advancing targeted policies to address ACEs is one way for policymakers to achieve this end, and ASTHO remains dedicated to tracking this legislation. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

Chronic Disease State Policy Tracking System  State-based searchable database that provides policy information for preventing and controlling diseases. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Council of State Governments Health Policy Group  The Health Policy Group provides policy analysis and innovative programming for state health policy leaders in the legislative and executive branches. (Council of State Governments)

FDA For Federal, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Officials  Resources include Integrated Food Safety System (IFSS) programs and initiatives, funding, training, outreach, contacts, and Tribal Affairs. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

Health Disparities: State Laws  An overview and multi-year database from NCSL of state-level legislation regarding health disparities. (National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL))

Health Information & The Law  Site requires free registration for use. (George Washington University, Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program)

Health in All Policies: A Guide for State and Local Governments  This guide is geared toward state and local government leaders who want to promote healthy environments. It provides a broad range of perspectives and examples to support intersectoral collaboration for health. (American Public Health Association (APHA))

LawAtlas: Policy Surveillance Portal  This is a gateway to key laws aimed at improving our health or access to health care. It includes interactive maps, policy surveillance reports, and downloadable data. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

Menu of State Public Health Department Accreditation Laws (2014)  Comprehensive summary of state laws that reference public health accreditation. The summary can be a useful resource for policymakers and public health practitioners interested in the legal methods by which other states have required, encouraged, or financed public health department accreditation. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)  Independent academy of state health policymakers working together to identify emerging issues, develop policy solutions, and improve state health policy and practice.

National Conference of State Legislatures - Health  This is the portal to NCSL's health resources which include over 30 legislative tracking pages as well as information on many state health and public health policy areas. (National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL))

Public Health Departments and State Patient Confidentiality Laws Map  This portal shows state statutes and regulations that address health departments' ability to release and use personally identifiable information (PII) to promote public health and coordinate care. Specifically, it contains state statutes and regulations regarding HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and tuberculosis. The Patient Confidentiality and Public Health Map is intended to be a tool for reviewing laws and regulations in one state or for comparing them across several states. (Public Health Law Research)

SLATI (State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues)  SLATI tracks state tobacco control laws, such as restrictions on smoking in public places and workplaces, and tobacco taxes. (American Lung Association)

Scope of Practice Policy  The purpose of this website is to educate state policymakers about scope of practice issues related to nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midlevel oral health providers, including interactive state policy maps, a legislation database, case studies, and links to additional resources. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

State Health Practice Database for Research (SHPDR)  SHPDR captures cross-sectional and longitudinal variation in states' statutes and laws to enable researchers to perform clinically oriented health economics research, and investigate the diffusion of medical technology and other health services research outcomes of interest.

State School Health Policy Database  National Association of State Boards of Education's (NASBE) searchable database of written state policies (legal codes, rules, standards, administrative orders, mandates, resolutions, or other means of exercising authority) concerning key areas of school health policy. Site provides a clickable map of the United States and is also searchable by state name or school health topic. Priority topics include: general health education; HIV, STD and pregnancy prevention; asthma management; tobacco use prevention; violence and bullying prevention; mental health services; and physical activity and nutrition policies. Site provides a state-by-state comparison by topic and federal laws, mandates, and rules relating to school health policy.

State Strategies for Promoting Children's Preventive Services  This series of maps and accompanying chart illustrate state-specific Medicaid or CHIP performance improvement projects, measures, or incentives promoting children's preventive services, such as those recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics' Bright Futures guidelines. (National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP))

U.S. Tobacco Control Laws Database  Legislation, ordinances, regulations, and maps on clean indoor air, restrictions on youth access to tobacco, tobacco sales and distribution restrictions, tobacco advertising and promotion restrictions, tobacco excise taxes, and conditional use permits. State laws are also included on the topic of clean air. (Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights)

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research  The Center improves the public's health through high-quality, objective, and evidence-based research and data that informs effective policymaking. We advance this mission through policy analysis, policy-relevant research, public service, community partnership, media relations, and education. (University of California Los Angeles (UCLA))

Compendium of NACCHO Policy Recommendations (2017)  The 2017 Compendium of NACCHO Policy Recommendations covers topics such as chronic and infectious disease prevention, environmental health, health equity and social justice, emergency preparedness, access to care, and raising the visibility of local health departments. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

NACCHO Public Health Policy and Advocacy  NACCHO informs policy makers of the critical role local health departments play in keeping our communities healthy and safe. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

NALBOH'S Six Functions of Public Health Governance  The Six Functions of Public Health Governance can be used by boards that govern health departments to assess their activities against a standard, and non-governing advisory boards can better understand their important role in the governance process. The Six Functions of Public Health Governance are policy development, resource stewardship, legal authority, partner engagement, continuous improvement, and oversight. (National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH))

Network for Public Health Law  The Network for Public Health Law provides legal assistance, helpful resources, and opportunities to build connections for local, tribal, state and federal officials; public health practitioners; attorneys; policy-makers; and advocates.

Legal Liability Protections for Emergency Medical/Public Health Responses- This table highlights those potential liability protections for individuals, including healthcare workers, volunteers and private sector employees, and entities, including government agencies, hospitals or healthcare facilities, non-profit organizations and for-profit organizations. (Network for Public Health Law)

Public Health Emergency Law Tools- Toolkits that address the key information needs of public health officials in understanding and using legal authorities to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

Tribal Legal Preparedness Project- The Tribal Legal Preparedness Project (TLPP) has been established to assist Tribal Nations interested in expanding their legal preparedness capacity in order to enhance public health preparedness. (University of Pittsburgh)

ADA Health Policy Institute- The Health Policy Institute (HPI) aims to be a thought leader and trusted source for critical policy knowledge related to the U.S. dental care system. HPI achieves this by generating, synthesizing, and disseminating innovative research on a variety of topics that are relevant to policy makers, health care advocates, and providers within the U.S. dental care system. (American Dental Association)

ASTDD Dental Public Health Resources Committee- ASTDD works with a broad array of federal, state and local public and private partners to educate decision-makers on dental public health issues and concerns of state oral health programs. ASTDD policy documents include issue briefs, position papers, policy statements and resolutions to reflect the Association's priorities and stance on dental public health issues. (Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors)

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry- The mission of the AAPD is to advocate policies, guidelines and programs that promote optimal oral health and oral health care for children. The AAPD serves and represents its membership in the areas of professional development and governmental and legislative activities.

NASHP Oral Health Resources- Resources including briefs, toolkits, reports, and case studies that explore innovative strategies that states have developed to address access to oral health services. (National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP))

National Center for Fluoridation- NCF was created to provide information within that network of scientists, educators, public officials, organizational representatives, and media concerned about the availability of reliable, timely, and scientifically-based information about community water fluoridation.

National Conference of State Legislatures: Children's Oral Health- The National Conference of State Legislatures was founded in 1975 with the conviction that legislative service is one of democracy's worthiest pursuits. NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues.

Preventing Tooth Decay- Strategies and policies to prevent tooth decay. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Public Health Law Research: Oral Health- Evidence briefs that summarize the evidence supporting the effectiveness of laws and policies to ensure oral health and hygiene. (Public Health Law Research)

APHA Environmental Health Policy Statements- A listing of statements from the APHA related to environmental health. (American Public Health Association (APHA))

Center for Environmental Health- The Center for Environmental Health's mission is to protect the public from environmental and consumer health hazards. The Center's efforts include environmental justice, reducing the use of toxic chemicals, supporting communities in their quest for a safer environment, and corporate accountability.

Center for Science in the Public Interest- Independent science-based organization that works to educate the public and advocate for government policies that are consistent with scientific evidence on nutrition, food safety, health and environmental issues.

EPA Laws & Regulations- Major statutes and laws that form the legal basis for the programs of the EPA. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Environment and Health- The Natural Resources Defense Council is an environmental action organization that works to protect the planet's wildlife and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. (Natural Resources Defense Council)

Environment and Natural Resources (NCSL)- This site contains links to publications, videos, and webcasts on policy and legislation related to environmental health. (National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL))

Environmental Health Legislation Database- The database tracks state legislation addressing environmental factors that may adversely impact human health or the ecological balances essential to long-term human health and environmental quality. (National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL))

Environmental Integrity Project- The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) focuses on ensuring that laws designed to protect the public are enforced, helping the public access environmental data, and elevating citizens' voices in the media, legislature, and environmental agencies that were established to protect them.

Environmental Justice- Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. This site provides information on environmental justice and links to compliance and enforcement resources and data tools. (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA))

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative- Works to create green and healthy homes by working with government leaders to enact real, substantive policy changes.

National Healthy Housing Standard (2014)- Health-focused property maintenance policy targeting existing homes in the United States. The Standard can be adopted as a regulation by government agencies and as a voluntary best practice by any property owner. (American Public Health Association (APHA))

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Environment & Health- PSR's Environment and Health Program addresses an array of environmental health issues relevant to health professionals in the United States and around the globe. This site contains information on toxics, children's environmental health, air pollution, chronic disease, and drinking water. (Physicians for Social Responsibility)

Safer States Bill Tracker- Interactive map provides pending and adopted state legislation regarding hazardous chemicals, materials, and environmental toxins. (Safer States)

State Environmental Health Legislation 2016- Summary of state legislation passed in 2016 relating to environmental health, including lead in water, waste water, food safety, asthma, air quality, pesticides, and more. (National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL))

AIDS United- Resource for educational materials on lobbying, the federal budget, and the legislative process as they impact HIV/AIDS policy in the United States. Members include community based organizations, health departments, and grassroots groups united to improve the lives of HIV-positive people and prevent new infection.

Laws, Policies, and Legal Review Tools for TB, HIV, and Other STD Prevention Programs- Legal and policy resources, assessments, public health research, and policy reviews regarding TB, HIV, and other STDs. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy- The Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) advises the Assistant Secretary for Health and senior HHS officials on the appropriate and timely implementation and development of policies, programs, and activities related to HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, other infectious diseases of public health significance, and blood safety and availability. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS))

State School-Based Health Education Law Summary Reports- State-level summary reports of a CDC analysis of state laws and regulations related to health education and specific to school-based sexual health education, HIV prevention education, and STD prevention education in the U.S. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

The Global Health and HIV Policy Program- Home to the Kaiser Family Foundation's policy analysis on domestic and international HIV/AIDS issues. The site offer links to free resources including fact sheets on specific populations affected by HIV/AIDS. (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF))

ACPM Policy and Advocacy- Practice policy statements, public policy statements, position statements, and patient education statements consistent with scientific principles of the discipline of preventive medicine. (American College of Preventive Medicine)

ASTHO Healthy Eating Position Statement- This position statement recommends policies that help individuals prevent or manage chronic disease by regulating the availability of healthy food, sodium, trans fat, menu labeling, added sugars, and food marketing. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Advocacy- Advocacy and policy efforts to improve the nation's health and advance the dietetics profession. The Academy's priority areas are disease prevention and treatment; lifecycle nutrition; and quality healthcare. (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

Center for Science in the Public Interest- Independent science-based organization that works to educate the public and advocate for government policies that are consistent with scientific evidence on nutrition, food safety, health and environmental issues.

Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label- On May 20, 2016, the FDA announced the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The new label will make it easier for consumers to make better informed food choices. FDA published the final rules in the Federal Register on May 27, 2016. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), HHS)

Food Distribution Policies- Policies related to USDA Food Distribution Programs. (Food and Nutrition Service, USDA)

Food systems and diets: Facing the challenges of the 21st century- Report from the Global Panel on Agricultural and Food Systems for Nutrition is designed to help policymakers make food systems more supportive of high quality diets.

Global Food Policy Report 2017- A review of major developments in food and nutrition policy around the globe, featuring an in-depth look at the impact of rapid urbanization. (International Food Policy Research Institute)

Growing Food Connections Policy Database- Searchable collection of local public policies that explicitly support community food systems. This database provides policymakers, government staff, and others interested in food policy with concrete examples of local public policies that have been adopted to address a range of food systems issues. (Growing Food Connections)

Leadership for Healthy Communities- National program to support local and state government leaders nationwide in their efforts to reduce childhood obesity through public policies that promote active living, healthy eating, and access to healthy foods and beverages. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA)- The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA) advocates national policies and programs to promote healthy eating and physical activity to help reduce the illnesses, disabilities, premature deaths, and costs caused by diet- and inactivity-related diseases such as heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.

Obesity Legislation Database- The legislation database tracks state and federal policies related to obesity and diet-related diseases in issue areas including access to healthy food, breastfeeding, farms and gardens, school nutrition and physical activity, food assistance programs, marketing/advertising to children, menu and package labeling, and food and beverage taxes. (University of Connecticut Health Center (UConn Health))

School Meals Policies- Policies related to the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Special Milk Program. (Food and Nutrition Service, USDA)

School Nutrition Association (SNA) Legislative and Policy- Federal and state legislation, policies, and regulations related to school nutrition programs. (School Nutrition Association)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Policies- Policies related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). (Food and Nutrition Service, USDA)

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Laws and Regulations- Legislation and regulations related to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. (Food and Nutrition Service, USDA)

ACPM Policy and Advocacy- Practice policy statements, public policy statements, position statements, and patient education statements consistent with scientific principles of the discipline of preventive medicine. (American College of Preventive Medicine)

Healthy Communities for a Healthy Future- Information to assist local elected officials in efforts to reduce childhood obesity (National League of Cities)

Healthy States: Obesity- Publications and resources designed to provide state legislators with concise, up-to-date information on obesity. (Council of State Governments)

Joint Use- Joint use is a way to increase opportunities for children and adults to be more physically active. It refers to two or more entities - usually a school and a city or private organization - sharing indoor and outdoor spaces like gymnasiums, athletic fields and playgrounds. (Prevention Institute)

Leadership for Healthy Communities- National program to support local and state government leaders nationwide in their efforts to reduce childhood obesity through public policies that promote active living, healthy eating, and access to healthy foods and beverages. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

National Health Policy Forum (NHPF)- The National Health Policy Forum was a participant-driven, nonpartisan information exchange program that works to foster more informed government decision making. It has closed its doors. This website will remain available until December 31, 2018. (George Washington University)

National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN)- Model policies, how-to guides, fact sheets, and other policy resources to help turn the tide on childhood obesity. (ChangeLab Solutions)

Obesity Legislation Database- The legislation database tracks state and federal policies related to obesity and diet-related diseases in issue areas including access to healthy food, breastfeeding, farms and gardens, school nutrition and physical activity, food assistance programs, marketing/advertising to children, menu and package labeling, and food and beverage taxes. (University of Connecticut Health Center (UConn Health))

State Obesity-Related Policies- A database of state-level legislation related to obesity. (Bridging the Gap)

State Policies to Prevent Obesity - This feature tracks the status of each state's efforts on more than two dozen policies aimed at preventing obesity and supporting health in early childhood, schools, and communities. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research Publications on Obesity- Policy briefs and research on obesity in California. (University of California Los Angeles, Center for Health Policy Research)

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008 - United States- (National Human Genome Research Institute)

Genetic Testing and Screening in the Age of Genomic Medicine- Provides summary information and recommendations from the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law about genetic testing. (New York State Department of Health)

Genome Statute and Legislation Database - Database is comprised of state statutes and bills introduced during the 2007-2018 U.S. state legislative sessions. The database is reviewed and updated monthly. Searchable topics in the database include employment and insurance discrimination, health insurance coverage, privacy, research, the use of residual newborn screening specimens, and other topics of interest. (National Human Genome Research Institute)

Resources for State Genetics Planning- (National Newborn Screening & Global Resource Center (NNSGRC))

AVMA Advocacy- AVMA represents the interests of veterinarians on federal legislative and regulatory issues that influence animal health, public health and the veterinary profession. This sites provides summaries of selected AVMA policies, state veterinary medical associations, AVMA federal and state government relations contacts, comprehensive issue papers, and tools for effective advocacy efforts. (American Veterinary Medical Association)

Animal Legal and Historical Center Web Site- Site provides a web library of legal and policy materials as relates to animals, expert explanation of the materials for both the lawyer and the non-lawyer, and an historical perspective about social and legal attitudes toward animals. (Michigan State University (MSU))

Regulations, Directives & Notices - Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS)- (U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA))

State public health veterinarians of the United States- Contact information for the public health veterinarian for each state. (American Veterinary Medical Association)

Statement of Policy: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (October 2018)- A policy statement from NACCHO’s Board of Directorson Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in response to concerns from local health departments. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))