Advocacy Activities

Advocacy Activities: Public health advocates help influence the way the public and policymakers think and act on public health issues.

Take Action! Send a message to your members of Congress on a variety of current public health issues. Your voice will make a difference in the policymaking process. Get involved and help shape the national debate on public health issues!

Learn about current public health legislation and APHA's position on various issues. 

 

 Meeting with and contacting your members of Congress:

Meeting with your members of Congress, either in Washington, DC or in your state, is an effective way to share your support for public health programs. APHA has prepared sample email meeting requests, materials to bring to your meeting, Frequently Asked Questions, and more!

PHACT Campaign:
APHA's summer campaign to mobilize its members, affiliates, and other advocates to educate their members of Congress on important public health issues that build healthy communities.

Coalitions: APHA coordinates two coalitions that advocate for fully funding public health programs and services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).