2012 – 2013 Turning Point Policy Agenda
(Developed from Policy Day on September 20-21, 2011 and endorsed again on September 12, 2012)

Tobacco Priority Issue:

Restore local rights by repealing all preemptive clauses in the Smoking in Public Places and Indoor Workplaces Act

Action Steps:

  • Identify community champions/stakeholders
  • Develop talking points including limitations – utilize coordinated messages and distribute to all partners
  • Letters to the editor and press releases
  • Legislative forums
  • Youth involvement and advocacy
  • Continually developing local partnerships with business leaders, civic groups & chambers
  • Include the above as coalition members
  • Use community events as a way to educate and get the word out
  • Social media
  • Determine where local legislative members stand on the issue
  • Develop local communication plans
  • Share media pieces through statewide distribution list as well as a statewide tracking system and event list
  • Proclamations/resolutions for supporting local rights
  • Identify key contact per legislative district
  • Clearly identify tasks for coalition members and include visuals and assignments
  • Build relationships
  • Develop response system to action alerts including text messaging system
  • Translate benefit to businesses
  • Determine motivation for stakeholders and self when tailoring messages
  • Make sure to involve faith based community
  • Follow up with schools that have passed 24/7 policies as potential partners
  • Approach our “certified healthy” schools, communities, etc to include in our efforts
  • Advocacy 101 training for coalition members and stakeholder
  • Make sure you know who you’re represented by due to redistricting
Community Tobacco Use Prevention Matrix
2012 Local Rights Facts


School Health Priority Issue:

Health Education is taught in all public schools during grade six, seven, or eight – utilizing the bill proposed from the last two years – in accordance with the Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS) for Health and Safety

Action Steps:
  • Promote certified healthy schools
  • Promote physical activity
  • Promote healthy vending options such as water
  • Promote healthy food options in cafeterias
  • Promote teen pregnancy prevention
  • Develop certification process
  • Engage and empower local community
  • Promote Positive Community Norms
Community School Health Matrix
2012 School Health Education Facts


Substance Abuse Priority Issue:

Local Ordinances to Mandate RBSS (Responsible Beverage Sales and Service)

Action Steps:
  • Establish mandatory training requirements
  • Adopt mandatory curriculum and training schedule
  • Identify and engage partners to identify legal infrastructure
  • Establish enforcement authority
  • Develop model policy
  • Develop certification process
  • Engage and empower local community
  • Promote Positive Community Norms
Community Substance Abuse Prevention Matrix


Mental Health Priority Issue:

Mental Health Training for all county level employees

Action Steps:
  • Screening and early intervention for youth
  • Mental health training for public service employers
  • Improve awareness on needs and resources
  • Funding for mental health services
Community Mental Health Prevention Matrix


Nutrition Priority Issue:

Access to affordable healthy foods

Action Steps:
  • Transparency in nutrition labeling
  • Decrease to high calorie, low nutrient foods in schools
  • Promote farmers’ markets
  • Increase regulation of SNAP
  • Access to health food in workplaces
  • Increase incentive for breast feeding
Community Nutrition Prevention Matrix


Fitness Priority Issue:

Create Safe Environments for physical activity

Action Steps:
  • Implement school wellnes
  • Increase community access
  • Enhance complete streets
  • Institute employee wellness programs
  • Create healthy parks
  • Provide community incentives
  • Enhance fitness awareness
  • Implement physical activity in non-traditional settings
Community Fitness Prevention Matrix