North Dakota will now create a State Diabetes Action Plan thanks to legislation sponsored by Women In Government Board Chairman Rep. Kathy Hawken that was signed into law by Governor Jack Dalrymple on April 26, 2013.
Washington State Senator Randi Becker along with Representatives Shelly Short and Tami Green sponsored a health care quality measure that was signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee this week (April 30, 2013).
Women In Government's Public Health Awareness & Education Toolkit is a resource focused on current public health issues that enables legislators to create informed and effective policy. The toolkit addresses several current public health issues and has multiple resources for legislators. The toolkit can be accessed here: http://womeningovernment.org/public-health/toolkit.