Advocacy Tips

APHA staff and leaders speak out passionately on important public health issues all year. Your participation would help because legislators listen to what their constituents have to say. Constituents are their first priority. The following resources will provide you with all of the information and materials you need to contact your policymakers 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, D.C.? Make visiting your members of Congress part of your agenda. APHA's staff is ready to help!

Ready to schedule a meeting?

Bring materials to leave behind with your legislator and State Fact Sheets on key public health statistics in your state

Hill visit do's and don'ts   

Can't make a visit? Support APHA's advocacy efforts by responding to our legislative Action Alerts.

Attend a town hall or public meeting: Here are tips for speaking at a town hall or public meeting (PDF). Help start conversations about public health!