Virginia Public Health Association


policy priorities

Promoting sound public health policy is central to our mission. VPHA’s Policy & Advocacy Committee develops the association’s policy priorities with input from the membership. See below for our 2022 Policy Priorities.

1. Allow Public Health Professionals to Lead Local Health Departments (SB 192)

Success! The General Assembly passed SB 192, and Governor Youngkin
signed it into law on May 27, 2022.

2. Increase Medicaid Reimbursement Rates for Dental Providers

Success! The General Assembly increased Medicaid reimbursement
rates for dental providers effective July 1, 2022

3. Create a Virginia Health Equity Trust Fund

4. Establish a CHIP Health Service Initiative Workgroup

5. Study the Financing & Delivery of Public Health Services in Virginia

Success! The Joint Commission on Health Care voted to study the structure
and financing of
Virginia's local health departments in 2022.

You can view our priorities in more detail here: VPHA 2022 Advocacy Agenda.

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