Promote Your Profession! Overview What is advocacy and

Promote Your Profession! Overview What is advocacy and

Promote Your Profession! Overview What is advocacy and why is it important

Advocacy during Election Season Advocacy during American Pharmacists Month Advocacy throughout the year Social Media and Advocacy APhA Key Contact Network APhA Advocacy Resources Q&A Advocacy 101 What is Advocacy The act of supporting something you believe in Who can advocate?

Why is advocacy important? Advocacy During Election Season Host a Voter Registration Drive If past deadline, host a voter pledge drive Host patient care events at polling sites Collaborate with organizations focused on national health: Million Hearts Campaign Voteandvax.org Educate your school and community

Raise funds for the APhA PAC American Pharmacists Month Recognizes pharmacists in all practice settings for their commitment to patient care and contributions to health care through improved medication use Know Your Medicine, Know Your Pharmacist! Educate your patients Motivate your colleagues

Engage and inspire your community Advocacy During APhM Community Patient Care Project Health Fair School educational programs Choose innovative locations: airports, theaters, sporting events, flee markets, etc. Multilingual advertisements Lawmakers Health screenings at your state capitol

Invite legislators to your school or pharmacy APhA-ASP Media Day Billboards, newspapers, morning talk shows, radio stations, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Year-round Advocacy Efforts Organize a Legislative Health Day

Write a letter or email Make a phone call Visit with a legislator Advocacy Via Social Media Social media can reach patients, the general public, and even lawmakers! Here are some ideas: Maintain a Chapter Facebook page Tweet about pharmacy @APhAASP Blog about your experience as a student, intern, or on rotation Create an online video / video message for legislators

APhA-ASP PharmFlix AdvocacyGetting Creative Letter to the Editor Town Hall Session at your local pharmacy Encourage your patients to write letters

Contact your local radio or TV stations Educate chapter members Outreach to other students (pharmacy and nonpharmacy) Patient care events APhA Key Contact Network Stay Informed Advocate on important issues facing pharmacy

Call to Action Write/talk to legislators and regulatory agencies APhA Resources APhA-ASP Policy Standing Committee Student Political Action Resources and Communication (SPARC) SPAN Virtual Binder on pharmacist.com APhA Advocacy Key Contact Network (AAKC) Visit http://www.pharmacist.com/apha-legislative-action-center APhA Government Affairs on pharmacist.com Advocate page http://www.pharmacist.com/advocate APhAs Legislative Action Center

APhA Advocacy Issues Legislative and Regulatory Update e-Newsletter APhA on Twitter and Facebook

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