Definition: public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy.
The Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association advocates for public health in all its many forms. Our history of advocacy includes:
|Delaware Chapter of the American Heart Association||House Bill 79||Ensuring beverages like water, milk, and 100% juice are the default options offered with children's menus in the City of Wilmington.||House: Passed!
|Delaware Chapter of the American Heart Association and Delaware Chapter of the American Lung Association||Tobacco 21||A bill increasing the legal age to buy tobacco products in Delaware to 21.||Written into Delaware Law!|
|Delaware Chapter of the American Planning Association||Plan4Health||Incorporating health into the comprehensive plans for Kent County and Dover.||Complete!|
|Delaware Division of Public Health||Immunization Coalition||Increase immunization coverage in Delaware||Ongoing!|
|Environmental Advocates||House Bill 309 |
House bill 456
|HB 309: prohibits vaping indoors|
HB 456: prohibits lead paint on outdoor structures
|Both bills written into law!|