Legislative & Advocacy


  • Committee Chair – Laura Schneider
  • Board Member Liaison- Karen Ayala, MPH


The Legislative Committee is responsible for drafting NIPHC's state legislative agenda that sets the framework for legislative and advocacy efforts of each legislative and fiscal year. The committee develops, identifies, evaluates, and/or monitors priority public health related bills that affect the health of the people of the Northern Illinois region.

Top Activities

  • Collaborate and advocate on budgetary and legislative issues of interest to NIPHC local health departments and constituents 
  • Serve as a legislative resource and work closely with other local and state agencies

Helpful Documents

Local Health Protection Grant Fact Sheet and Info Package

Flowchart: How a Bill Becomes a Law in Illinois

Visit our resources page for other legislative links.

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