Speak for Health is how APHA members stand up for public health interests.
APHA believes public health professionals deserve a stronger voice in public health advocacy. Together, we can change the narrative and turn the tide. #SpeakForHealth
APHA is the leading voice for public health in Washington. The policies we advance are based in science, research and member-led processes.
Join us and Speak for Health — for today and future generations.
Public Health on the Ballot
This November, 435 U.S. representatives and 35 U.S. senators are up for election. As you consider your options at the polls ask your candidates these questions to find out where they stand on critical public health issues (PDF). We need champions in Washington, D.C., who will support evidence-based policies that prioritize the public’s health.
What can you do?
- Attend a town hall, send an email or reach out on Twitter and ask your candidates for their position on these public health issues (PDF).
- Use this template to write an op-ed for your local newspaper about public health as an issue on the ballot.
- Still can’t find the answer? Encourage your friends and neighbors to ask these questions, too! If enough people ask, candidates will make the public's health a priority.
- Share these images on social media:
What else can you do to #SpeakForHealth?
Share your story: Email us. Tell us about your involvement in the Speak for Health campaign.
And share these images on social media to help us spread the word:
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