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.
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 priorities, Fact Sheets, Reports and Issue Briefs and our State Fact Sheets on key public health statistics in your state.