Coming to D.C.?

Be a Public Health Advocate

Are you, your Section or other APHA group planning a trip to Washington, D.C.? Make visiting your members of Congress part of your trip! You also can visit your members of Congress when they are in their home office, or you can write letters and make phone calls to support public health.

Visit our PHACT campaign page for tools and resources to help you make the most of your advocacy efforts.

Meeting tips

How to contact a congressional staffer (PDF)

Sample email to request a meeting if you are setting up your own meeting (PDF)

Tips for meeting with your members of Congress (PDF)

Get the Facts on Advocacy at APHA provides answers to frequently asked questions

Follow these Do's and Don'ts when you visit Capitol Hill

Top 10 Rules of Advocacy

Find your members of Congress by zip code

Senators    |     Representative

Materials for your visit

Check out APHA's prioritiesFact SheetsReports and Issue Briefs and our State Fact Sheets on key public health statistics in your state.

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