Become a Patient Advocate

 

Make a Difference as a Patient Advocate

When we work together, we form a strong, collective voice to inform and influence public policy.  There are opportunities on many levels. No legislative experience is needed – we provide the tools you need.

Learn about Allergy & Asthma Network’s policy priorities 

Our policy priorities are those issues that impact the lives of people with asthma, allergies, and related conditions. 

Learn How to become a patient advocate

Lean the basics of how to be a grassroots advocate through our web-based advocacy training.

 

 

 

Grassroots Advocacy   

A grassroots movement is a collective action by community members to effect change at the local or national level. Here are some basic steps to help your campaign efforts.  

Take action on key issues

Make your voice heard.  Whether you want to draft your own communication or use our pre-drafted, editable template, it’s easy – and effective – to get your message to policymakers and keep patient care on the national healthcare agenda. By working together with us and through raising awareness of your concerns as a patient or caregiver,, we can help ensure that these important issues  remain front and center on the national healthcare agenda. Ways you can take action include:

 

Send letters to your representatives and senators

Join our online action network.

 

Find YOUR national legislators to call or meet with them.

 

Join us for our annual Allergy & Asthma Day on Capitol Hill

Held in May each year, this event brings together advocates, professionals and researchers to talk with members of Congress in support of our common goal — to end needless death and suffering due to allergies, asthma and related conditions.  

 

Let us know in what ways you’d like to get involved as a patient advocate

Want to get more involved in advocacy?  Let us know by taking a brief patient advocate survey.