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Congressional Affairs Tips & Tools

What is advocacy and how do you become an effective advocate for the profession? Listen to this podcast series that is intended to help AOTA members become more effective grassroots advocates for occupational therapy. Whether you are new to advocacy or more experienced, these podcasts explain how to advocate with specifics from simple to more complex.

Plan Your Trip to D.C.

Never been to the nation’s Capitol before?  Use these resources to assist you planning your trip to Capitol Hill to advocate for the profession of occupational therapy.

Prepare a Folder for Your Member of Congress

Providing your legislator with detailed information about AOTA’s federal issues is extremely important.  Whether you are meeting to talk about the therapy caps or would like to educate them on the role occupational therapy can play in mental health, include the documents that will help communicate your message.

Communicate with AOTA during you Advocacy Efforts

In order to deliver a cohesive, unified message, it is crucial that you communicate with AOTA’s Federal Affairs Department. If the meeting requires follow-up with the Congressional office from AOTA or if you had a successful meeting, Federal Affairs staff wants to know!