May 6 Advocacy Update: Capitol Consulting Legislative Update

This update is provided by Courtney Gilstrap LeVinus Capitol Consulting, LLC Day 117 – Another very slow week at the Capitol.  In fact, in what seems to be a trend lately, the Senate adjourned for the week on Wednesday after only calendaring nine bills.  All of this is due to a budget impasse within the majority … Read more

April 7, 2023 Advocacy Update

Today, we met with Senate Majority Staff to discuss HB2123, the implications of the bill, and most importantly, the bill’s intent.  As you know, HB2123 continues the State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, but only until March 31, 2023. The bill also redefines “licensed” persons as “registered” persons. Initially we were under the impression … Read more

April 1, 2022 Advocacy Update: HB2123 Striker Language Adopted

Good Afternoon,Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your support of me as the AFCCA President.  I have and always will support the best interests of the funeral profession.  Your AFCCA board of directors has had the opportunity to present the best of themselves and made a contribution toward meaningful dialogue.  Being present and being heard … Read more

March 30, 2022 Advocacy Update: Striker Bill Introduced

After many months of asking for a continuation bill for the Arizona Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, today we received the language for the Board’s proposed continuation bill. Important pieces to note: Legislatures would like to move the Funeral Board to a similar model like Colorado. They do not agree with the overreach and … Read more

January 16, 2022 Advocacy Update: Start of 55th Legislature Session

Monday, January 10, 2022 marked the beginning of the Arizona – Fifty-fifth Legislature – Second Regular Session (2022).  On Tuesday, January 11, 2022 the Arizona House of Representatives Interim Commerce Committee met with the Sunset Review of the Arizona Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers on their Agenda. After reviewing  the Arizona Auditor General report … Read more

Acknowledging the Potential of Holiday Blues: Practical Tips to Survive & Thrive – A Video from Dr. Wolfelt

Originally posted on the NFDA Website

Dr. Alan Wolfelt has created a special video that provides practical counsel to assist people in maintaining their mental health wellness during the holidays. Best of all, Dr. Wolfelt is making this video available to you at no cost.

While the holidays can result in joy, they can also result in conflicts within your family, illustrate differences between generations, and sometimes between spouses and significant others. Dr. Wolfelt’s video provides practical tips to not only survive any potential holidays blues, but also outline some ways you can potentially thrive.

Ideas for using the video: 

  • Embed the video on your website
  • Share the video via email with families you have served
  • Share the video on social media
  • Show the video as part of your funeral home’s holiday service of remembrance
  • And more!

You can find the video here:

2021 NFDA General Price List Study Shows Funeral Costs Not Rising as Fast as Rate of Inflation

If you cannot view the news release below, read it online:  For Immediate Release: November 4, 2021  Contact: Jessica Koth, 262-814-1536, 2021 NFDA General Price List Study Shows Funeral Costs Not Rising as Fast as Rate of Inflation Brookfield, Wis. – While the prices for many goods and services are increasing rapidly, the cost … Read more