Advocate noun

1: one who pleads the cause of another
2: one who defends or maintains a cause or proposal
3: one who supports or promotes the interests of a cause or group

Becoming an Advocate

To be an effective advocate, you need to know the ropes. Different skills are required for different avenues of advocacy. Matching your skills and time commitment to advocacy choices that are right for you will make your advocacy journey rewarding. The first step is knowing the different types of advocacy. Advocacy is not all about politics. It takes many forms and offers a variety of opportunities to make a difference. For example, due to your personal experience, you may be interested in a specific disease, like cancer or diabetes, or a more general group of people with shared health challenges, like veterans or seniors.

Caregiving Advocacy

Help create better supports for family caregivers/care partners.

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Healthcare Policy

Help shape national, state, and local healthcare policy initiatives.

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Medical Research

Help transform medical research to be more accessible, easier to understand, and driven by patient/caregiver leaders.

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Healthcare Delivery

Help transform healthcare delivery to be more person-centric.

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Health Information Technology

Help shape the evolution of technology used by healthcare providers, patients, and families to ensure health information is private/secure, shared with medical professionals you choose, and accessible by YOU.

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