This spring and summer, APHA is mobilizing its members, affiliates and other advocates to educate their members of Congress on important public health issues that help to build and maintain healthy communities. During the Fourth of July (June 29 - July 7) and August (August 3 - September 8) congressional recesses, we are asking APHA members and affiliates to reach out to their congressional delegation to express support for protecting critical funding for public health agencies as well as the Prevention and Public Health Fund and in support of passing comprehensive legislation to reduce gun violence.
Download the APHA 2013 PHACT Campaign Toolkit (coming soon): Find PHACT Campaign fact sheets, tips for advocating for public health issues, sample letters to the editor and op-ed’s, and much more to help you communicate with Congress!
Where to Start? Send a message today to your members of Congress expressing your support for public health funding and legislation to reduce gun violence!
Find a town hall meeting in your community (coming soon): This list will be updated throughout the summer as town hall meetings are scheduled. Please call the member's office to confirm the time and location of the town hall meeting.
Share your story: Tell us how public health funding impacts you and your state!
Check back over the summer for new resources such as new fact sheets and updated town hall schedules in your state!
Follow-up Survey: Please provide us feedback on your advocacy activities by completing this survey.
2012 published opinion editorials and letters to the editor
Lincoln Journal Star, Aug 10, 2012Get involved:
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APHA Advocacy Activities: Find out what else APHA is doing to advocate for public health.
Billings Gazette, Aug. 26, 2012
Great Falls Tribune, Aug. 29, 2012
Missoulian, Sept. 2, 2012
Great Falls Tribune, Sept. 3, 2012
Ravalli Republic, Sept. 5, 2012
Havre Daily News, Sept. 7, 2012
Billings Gazette, Sept. 9, 2012
Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Sept. 14, 2012
Hudson Hub Times.com, Sept. 23, 2012
Akron Beacon Journal, Sept. 26, 2012
Helena Independent Record, Sept. 30, 2012
Bismarck Tribune, Oct. 9, 2012
Grand Forks Herald, Oct. 10, 2012
Springfield Missouri News-Leader, November 11, 2012
Have questions or need information on this campaign? Contact APHA's Government Relations Staff at (202) 777-2513 or email email@example.com.