NCAH’s committees provide the primary opportunity to contribute to the development of policy positions and strategies as well as organizational structure and process. Each committee chooses at least two policy priorities in which NCAH will focus on in the upcoming legislative session. A list of NCAH’s policy committees are as follows:
Obesity Prevention Committee
The Obesity Prevention Committee chose healthy food financing and physical education in schools as the two primary policy priorities for 2018. This committee is divided into two work groups that meet on an as-needed basis: Physical Education and Healthy Food Access. Please see the obesity prevention policy priorities for a complete list of policies supported and monitored by this committee.
Tobacco Use Prevention Committee
The Tobacco Use Prevention Committee chose promoting tobacco use prevention program funding and cessation program funding as the two primary policy priorities for 2018. Please see the tobacco prevention policy priorities for a complete list of policies supported and monitored by this committee.
Unless otherwise noted, all policy committee meetings take place at the American Heart Association
For more information or to join a policy committee please contact Grassroots Coordinator Ivy Ferrell.