Policy & Advocacy

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 79Ensuring beverages like water, milk, and 100% juice are the default options offered with children's menus in the City of Wilmington.House: Passed!
Senate: pending
Delaware Chapter of the American Heart Association and Delaware Chapter of the American Lung AssociationTobacco 21A bill increasing the legal age to buy tobacco products in Delaware to 21.Written into Delaware Law!
Delaware Chapter of the American Planning Association Plan4HealthIncorporating health into the comprehensive plans for Kent County and Dover.Complete!
Delaware Division of Public HealthImmunization CoalitionIncrease immunization coverage in DelawareOngoing!
Environmental AdvocatesHouse Bill 309

House bill 456
HB 309: prohibits vaping indoors

HB 456: prohibits lead paint on outdoor structures
Both bills written into law!