Public Health ACTion Campaign

(PHACT) Public Health ACTion Campaign 

The Public Health ACTion, or PHACT, Campaign gives you the tools you need to talk to your members of Congress about the importance of public health.

Join APHA members, Affiliates and other advocates in educating members of Congress on important public health issues that help build and maintain healthy communities. During the  August (Aug. 1 - Sept. 7) congressional recess, reach out to your congressional leaders to express support for protecting critical funding for public health agencies and the Prevention and Public Health Fund, and in support of passing comprehensive legislation to reduce gun violence.

When we all raise our voices together, our leaders in Congress are more likely to listen!

Download the APHA 2014 PHACT Campaign Action Kit: Find PHACT Campaign fact sheets, tips for advocating for public health issues and much more to help you communicate with Congress. 

Share APHA's infographics:

Check out the 2014 PHACT Campaign webinars: 

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: 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.

Sample letters on APHA priority issues: including gun violence prevention and public health funding.

Share your story: Email us at Tell us about your involvement in the PHACT Campaign. Let us know how public health funding or gun violence is impacting your community.

Follow-up survey: Please provide us feedback on your advocacy activities by completing this short survey.

2014 published opinion editorials and letters to the editor:

Advocacy resources:

2013 published opinion editorials and letters to the editor:

Get involved:

Stay informed: Sign up for APHA emails on the PHACT Campaign and other interests.

Legislative Updates: Stay up to date on legislative news with APHA's monthly newsletter.

APHA advocacy activities: Find out what else APHA is doing to advocate for public health.

Have questions or need information on this campaign? Contact APHA's Government Relations Staff at (202) 777-2513 or email