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.
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.
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.
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
Find YOUR national legislators to call or meet with them.
- House of Representatives: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
- Senate: http://www.senate.gov/states/statesmap.htm
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.