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2020 Policy Priorities

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Promote equitable tobacco use prevention and cessation

  • Promote a policy that establishes licensing for retailers selling tobacco products in North Carolina
  • Promote recurring appropriations for robust and evidence-based tobacco prevention and cessation programs and services
  • Promote strategies that address the vaping crisis and epidemic

Promote equitable access to healthy food

  • Promote evidence-based and/or evidence-informed policies and appropriations for healthy food financing initiatives, farm to school programs, farm to early care and education programs, food and nutrition services, and other policies that reduce food insecurity and improve access to healthy food
  • Support efforts to ensure water is free, clean, safe, and accessible in school and early care and education settings
  • Support improvements to statewide Division of Child Development and Early Education childcare regulation standards addressing evidence-based best practices in infant and child nutrition, including breastfeeding, and support the creation of statewide designation or recognition of programs that meet best practices

Promote equitable access to routine physical activity

  • Support strong physical education and opportunities for physical activity in schools
  • Support the ability of local communities to promote access to routine physical activity
  • Support improvements to statewide Division of Child Development and Early Education childcare regulation standards addressing evidence-based best practices in infant and child outdoor learning and play, physical activity, and screen time and support the creation of statewide designation or recognition of programs that meet best practices

Promote health equity

  • Support policies and appropriations for closing the health insurance coverage gap
  • Monitor legislation related to social determinants of health such as housing and transportation

NCAH will also support other mission-related policies as they arise, as approved by NCAH members.

NC Alliance for Health2020 Policy Priorities