Advocacy Tips

APHA staff and leaders rigorously advocate on important public health issues all year. Your participation would help because legislators listen to what their constituents have to say, as constituents are their first priority. The following resources will provide you with all of the information and materials you need to contact your policy makers and be successful in your advocacy efforts.

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Other Guidance

Visiting Capitol Hill

Are you, your section or other group planning a trip to Washington, DC? Make visiting your members of Congress part of your agenda. APHA's staff is ready to help!

Ready to schedule a meeting? Here are tips on making a visit to your member of Congress and a sample letter requesting a meeting.

APHA Member Hill Visit Request Form  

Can't make a visit? Here are tips for how to call your members of Congress and a sample phone script to ask policymakers to support increased funding for public health programs.

  • Support APHA's advocacy efforts by responding to our legislative Action Alerts. You can also following these tips for how to write a letter

Attend a town hall or public meeting: Here are tips for speaking at a town hall or public meeting and questions to ask. Help start conversations about public health!

WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK! Please complete this follow-up report on your relations with Congress