January Newsletter

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023



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January 2023 Newsletter

Obesity Discussion

NFWL and experts gathered today to discuss the buzz around obesity policy and treatment developments. Get up to speed on what you missed.

We discussed the recent 60 Minutes segment by Lesley Stahl.

Access the obesity policy toolkit: Broadening Coverage to Combat The Obesity Epidemic A Toolkit for State Innovation for more information, and a quick toolkit summary.

And read the latest opinion piece from The New York Times.


Legislator Highlight

A man’s world in SC’s State House? Not if Katrina Shealy has anything to say about it (she does). 

“…Today, Shealy, one of five women in the Senate, is the chairwoman of the Family and Veterans’ Services Committee. In that role, Shealy says she is committed to prioritizing the state’s most vulnerable, especially children, ensuring their needs don’t get lost in the legislative grind. She says she’s committed to making sure the General Assembly spends the $30 million that will help build a center to, in part, study Alzheimer’s disease through the University of South Carolina on the BullStreet District campus.”Read more >>

Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Partner Post

Shared Hope International’s 2022 Report Cards on Child & Youth Sex Trafficking shows almost half the country still allows children to be criminalized for their own victimization and a vast majority of states fail to provide funded, holistic services to child sex trafficking survivors. As the only U.S. NGO working in every state to advance legislative protections for child sex trafficking survivors, Shared Hope analyzes child and youth sex trafficking laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, using 40 policy goals to evaluate legal responses to child sex trafficking victims.

In Shared Hope’s Report Cards on Child & Youth Sex Trafficking, states are graded across six policy issue areas, providing a consistent measure of state progress. States receive a letter grade based on their score, receiving an A, B, C, D, or F. The toolkit can be used to create legislative change that ensures all children have access to protective care and services that help survivors heal and rebuild their lives.

If you’d like to receive legislative technical assistance, please reach out to our team here.

From our partners

Mark your Calendars!

Save the date for July 27-28, 2023 for our 2023 Healthcare Summit. Stay tuned for announcements, special partnerships, and registration! NFWL will convene  elected women with expertise in healthcare in Washington, D.C. to focus on a variety of health policy issues and engage in learning and networking.    

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