The Tennessee Public Health Association’s Policy Positions for 2021-2022

As approved by Board of Directors on April 23, 2021

  • Increase and Protect Funding for Public Health Agencies and Programs
  • Uphold the ACA and Expand Access to Health Coverage and Services
  • Uphold Critical Public Health Laws/Regulations and Reverse Damaging Rollbacks
  • Address Climate Change as a Public Health issue
  • Address Gun Violence as a Public Health issue
  • Advance Racial Equity

  • TPHA is opposed to challenges to public health authority like legislation removing local and metro authority.
  • TPHA supports making Governor Lee’s executive orders issued in response to COVID-19 pandemic permanent.  Specifically, this includes making increased access to Telepharmacy and Telehealth and increased authority for advanced practice nurses permanent.