Healthy Communities Wyandotte recognizes that many, if not most determinants of health are related to policies created at the federal, state, and local level. Policy change is needed to create the conditions in which our community can thrive and HCW cannot ignore the need to advocate for positive health policy. The HCW Policy Committee was created to fill this gap and create one cohesive policy agenda for the entire coalition.
The purpose of the Policy Committee is:
- To craft and update an annual policy agenda for Healthy Communities Wyandotte
- To vet and recommend specific health-related policies to the HCW Steering Committee for decision and advocacy-action
- To use our professional networks, as appropriate, to distribute timely policy-related information to the wider Wyandotte County Community.
Your Voice matters!
WyCo needs you to advocate for good health policy
Check out KC Healthy Kids' resources to find out about the process for submitting testimony to our state legislature: https://www.kchealthykids.org/program/advocacy/
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