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Press Releases & Testimony

NYSACHO’s advocacy efforts include the presentation of testimony at public hearings on fiscal and policy issues that affect public health. Testimony presented in the past five years is available to the public, listed in descending order by date.

NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY HEALTH OFFICIALS (NYSACHO): 2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION YIELDS NUMEROUS PROTECTIONS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH 
LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS APPLAUD GOVERNOR, ASSEMBLY AND SENATE PASSAGE OF CRITICAL PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY STRENGTHENING IMMUNIZATION RATES IN SCHOOLS BY REPEALING NON-MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS FROM VACCINATIONS 
NYSACHO Provides Testimony to the Senate Public Hearing on Suicide and Suicide Prevention June 4, 2019 
COUNTY HEALTH OFFICIALS CONGRATULATE 2019-2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND INCOMING PRESIDENT DANIEL J. STAPLETON, MBA, NIAGARA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR 
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS CONTRACT FOR LOBBYIST SERVICES ISSUED BY THE NEW YORK STATE ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY HEALTH OFFICIALS (NYSACHO) 
NEW YORK’S COUNTY HEALTH OFFICIALS, PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS CELEBRATE NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK 
NYSACHO Press Release – PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS’ STATEMENT ON 2019-2020 FINAL STATE BUDGET 
STATEMENT FROM NYSACHO PRESIDENT PAUL PETTIT LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS LAUD SENATE PASSAGE OF BILL RAISING LEGAL TOBACCO PURCHASE AGE TO 21 MEASURE NOW AWAITS GOVERNOR’S SIGNATURE 
NYSACHO Press Release – LEAD POISONING PREVENTION LAW CANNOT BE EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENTED WITHOUT ADDITIONAL STATE FUNDS 
Health Officials Laud Article 6 Restorations; Support Tobacco 21 and Blood Lead Level Reduction Plans, Request Additional Flexible Funding to Effectively Implement 
LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS LAUD ASSEMBLY FOR PASSING BILL RAISING LEGAL TOBACCO PURCHASE AGE TO 21 
Testimony of the New York State Association of County Health Officials (NYSACHO) to the Joint Legislative Committees on Health and Finance/Ways and Means Regarding the 2019-20 Executive Budget Proposal 
NYSACHO Statement on Governor Cuomo’s 2019-2020 Budget Address 
New York’s County Health Officials Asking Governor, Legislature to Raise Legal Age to 21 to Protect Young New Yorkers From Ravages of Tobacco Use 
NYSACHO Press Release Regulated Marijuana 
Availability of and Access to Opioid Overdose Reversal Drugs 
Naloxone Access Survey 
Testimony Submitted to Joint Legislative Committee on Water Quality and Contamination 

Testimony submitted to the Joint Legislative Committees on Health and Environmental Conservation

FINAL NYSACHO TESTIMONY – 2015-2016 STATE HEALTH BUDGET 

February 2, 2015 – Please consider this internal until Monday.

Including E-Cigarettes in the Existing Clean Indoor Air Act 

Testimony before the Senate Standing Committee on Health to consider including electronic cigarettes in the existing Clean Indoor Air Act and regulating liquid nicotine.

Early Intervention Fiscal Agent Implementation 

Testimony to Joint Legislative Committees on Health, Insurance, and Oversight, Analysis, and Investigations

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