Educate legislators on the value of primary care, and encourage them to support expansion of a well-trained family medicine workforce.
Preparation is key to becoming an effective advocate. Use these tips and resources to get ready to communicate with your legislators.
Free Online Advocacy Course
This course, which takes less than an hour to complete, provides skills and practical strategies for advocating and promoting the value of family medicine. Take the course, and make it part of your curriculum.
Writing to Your Legislator
Get tips on how to write an effective letter and where to send it.
Meeting with Your Legislator
Follow these guidelines when meeting with your Senator or Representative or their staff.
What to Expect During a Visit
These scenarios offer advice on how to respond when you don't get the reaction you'd expected.
Tips for Developing a Relationship with Your Legislator
The key to gaining quick access and help with specific federal problems is to develop a personal relationship with your elected legislator.
Learn the lingo -- a comprehensive glossary from the Congressional Deskbook.
A list of agencies and terms related to family medicine advocacy