Resources for Effective Advocacy
The following resources are provided to assist members as they meet with policymakers to advocate on behalf of patients and the field. Click on the links below for more information.
- Find Your Elected Officials
- THOMAS, Library of Congress
- Capitol Hill Basics
- The Federal Legislative Process
- Grassroots Communication Training (Audio Recording and PowerPoint Slides)
Join the ranks of AAHPM members trained in effective grassroots communication and able to help promote the Academy's priorities with policymakers. The "Advocate for Sound Health Policy" training provides an expert overview of how to influence decision-makers - from important information to gather and prepare in advance of a meeting, to how to communicate so policymakers will listen, to how to follow up so as to build an ongoing relationship and why it is important to do so. The information is applicable whether you plan to visit with your elected officials at any level of government or need to advocate for your patients or practice in any setting.
(AAHPM members must log in to access training via Members-Only section of the website.)