February 17, 2017

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This Week it's all about Health!

As a newly appointed member on the Assembly Committee on Health, I get to dive into health-related issues even more for our district and the state. Next week, there is a public hearing in the Assembly Committee on Health on two bills:

Assembly Bill 59: This bill affects terminology changes and corrections for emergency medical technicians and first responders.

Assembly Bill 69: This bill, often called 'Right to Try', gives certain individuals with a terminal illness, who have exhausted all medical options and received a recommendation from their doctor, the option to try an investigational drug.

The public hearing is at 10:00am on Wednesday February 22nd at the Capitol in room 225 Northwest. No voting happens in a public hearing, since the sole purpose is to listen to the public and gather input on specific proposals. So, please feel free to come and testify at the hearing or contact me with your thoughts on these proposals. You can also watch the hearing live on Wisconsin Eye.

Congrats Tri-County Community Dental of Appleton!

Tri-County Community Dental of Appleton was awarded a grant from Delta Dental of Wisconsin to fund their Focus on Children program. Tri-County Dental provides services to those in Outagamie, Winnebago and Calumet counties. According to the Delta Dental press release, Focus on Children is a preventive care and treatment program that screens young children for dental issues and offers preventive maintenance and restorative services. “The program serves 67 schools through its school-based and mobile bus programs and has led to a 37 percent increase in sealants placed and a more than 10 percent decrease in emergency or urgent cases,” –Delta Dental.  Good oral hygiene and dental care are critical to overall health, and getting children off to the best start possible is so important. Well done, Tri-County!

Partnership for Community Health Center Office Visit

Speaking of another great organization who provides healthcare to our community, folks from Partnership Community Health Center (PCHC) in Appleton visited my office to let me know their priorities, successes and challenges. PCHC is a leader in our area for providing many valuable services to vulnerable populations in Outagamie, Winnebago and Calumet counties. Keep up the great work!

"Like" Representative Murphy's Facebook Page

In an effort to continually engage with you on important topics facing the state, I launched a Facebook page. Please like it by clicking here!

I use Facebook to update constituents more frequently on my work in Madison and the 56th Assembly District. I look forward to using this as another way to connect with constituents and encourage you to follow it and watch for regular updates.

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I live in Greenville, but have an office at the State Capitol in Madison. If you are in downtown Madison, please feel free to stop by and say hello! Just go to the information desk in the rotunda, and they can direct you on how to find my office, 318 North. At the bottom of each e-update, you'll see my office contact information.

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