Health Department Policy Tools

overview

Health department policy tools are resources for state and local health departments that focus on policy, advocacy, and community engagement. The tools include recommendations for state health and local departments to implement policy measures and initiate programmatic efforts to change the course of the HIV and hepatitis epidemics. NASTAD’s Policy and Legislative Affairs serves as a resource for state and local health departments on federal policy implications on programs. The team also provides technical assistance on optimizing federal, state, and local policies for better program outcomes. NASTAD provides resources to state health departments on how to implement policy changes and ensures that policy makers understand legislative implications on state and local health departments.