Policy Resources

Injury and Violence Prevention Legislative Tracker

Behavioral Health Legislative Tracker

Economic Stability Legislative Tracker

Marijuana-related Legislative Tracker

Motor Vehicle Safety Legislative Tracker

Opioid-Related Legislative Tracker

Suicide and Firearm-related Legislative Tracker

Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health Tracker

Sexual Health and Sexual Violence Tracker

VIP-MHP Priorities - Fact Sheets:
Behavioral Health
Economic Stability and Supports
Social Norms
VIP-MHP Branch Overview

The Role of Public Health in Policy and Advocacy
Public health has a role in public policy and vice versa. Developing effective public health policies is complex, involving different levels of government, numerous stakeholders with diverse needs and interests. Many improvements in life expectancy and other key markers of healthy populations are the result of effective public health policy and public health programs. Understanding public health policy can help us accomplish our goals for public health as well as work with policy makers and decision makers more effectively.

Colorado Legislative and Budget News
Colorado Legislative Process
The Colorado General Assembly
Colorado Statutes, CO Constitution, US Constitution
The Joint Budget Committee (JBC)
Search for a current session bill
Legislative economic forecasts
Governor's Office
Office of State Planning and Budgeting (budget information and economic forecasts)

Colorado Health Policy Resources
The Bell Policy Center
Colorado Public Health Association, Colorado Capitol Watch Report
Colorado Center for Law & Policy
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
Colorado Health Foundation
Colorado Health Institute
The Colorado Trust
Colorado Covering Kids and Families
Colorado Community Health Network
Colorado Children’s Campaign
The Spark Policy Institute
Family Friendly Workplace Toolkit

National Health Policy Resources
The Library of Congress – Legislative Information
National Conference of State Legislators
National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
American Public Health Association
Journal of Public Health Policy
National Association of Public Health Policy
National Health Policy Forum
The Kaiser Family Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Advocacy Resources and Training
Webinar on Approaching Policy Changes
Colorado Non-Profit Association
The Frameworks Institute
Advocacy Progress Planner
The Advocacy Institute
Center for Health Improvement
Directors of Health Promotion and Education
Praxis Project
Wisconsin Public Health Association: Legislative Kit
NACCHO Public Health Communications Toolkit
Book: “Take Back Your Government: A Citizen's Guide to Grassroots Change” by Morgan Carroll
Book: “Public Health Advocacy: Creating Community Change to Improve Health” by David Altman. Stanford Research Center.

Health Policy Blogs
The Incidental Economist
Robert Woods Johnson Foundation - Public Health Blog