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Advocacy Toolkit

Become an advocate for family medicine education.

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.

Contacting Your Legislator

Get tips on how to contact your legislator and how to communicate.

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.

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.

Congressional Glossary

Learn the lingo with this comprehensive glossary from the Congressional Deskbook.

Helpful Terms

A list of agencies and terms related to family medicine advocacy


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