We hope your 2023 is off to a great start. As the new legislative session begins, we are excited to work with you and our elected officials to advance policies that will improve the overall health and well-being of Delawareans. We know that our mission – to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives – is more important than ever!
Our 2023 policy priorities include:
- Expanding access to quality early childhood care and education programs,
- Protecting Delawareans from the harms of tobacco use,
- Increasing access to clean, potable drinking water in schools, and,
- Ensuring access to healthcare that is high quality, affordable and includes the benefits needed to prevent and treat heart disease and stroke.
We celebrated many successes in 2022. Together with coalition partners we extended Medicaid postpartum coverage from 60 days to 12 months for new moms, secured an additional $20 million for the Purchase of Care (POC) Program to sustain continued childcare for the 12,000 low-income families currently enrolled in POC, and increased funding for tobacco prevention and cessation initiatives. Let’s keep the momentum going in 2023 – contact your legislators now.
Thank you for your continued support and advocacy. We will keep you updated in the months ahead. Please keep an eye out for opportunities for action – grassroots outreach by advocates like YOU will be critical to our success! Please remember to take action today!