Welcome to HOPA’s Advocacy Center. Grassroots advocacy can be one of the most influential tools that organizations and associations have. Through mass emails, letter writing campaigns, and phone calls, grassroots advocates can bring issues to the attention of legislators.
Why Does Advocacy Matter?
Policymakers must have input directly from those affected by a certain issue so they are aware of the needs in their communities and understand fully the ramifications of changes in policy. It is vitally important that you speak up about priority problems and recommended solutions so that you can guarantee that your views are being heard. If you don’t speak up, the result may be that policymakers either will fail to address such concerns or use information and expertise provided to them by others.
HOPA Advocacy Toolkit Video
We understand that you are busy with other important priorities and responsibilities and may not follow Washington too closely… and that’s fine! That is why we created the HOPA Advocacy Toolkit. You will find in it easy to follow tips and resources to get involved, such as: Issue Briefs, Talking Points, and the Legislative Action Center which provides a way to regularly contact your legislators regarding issues of importance to hematology/oncology pharmacy and establish yourself as a resource for Members of Congress.
Here are some highlights of the resources found in the HOPA Advocacy Toolkit.
HOPA Offers May Ways to Get Involved in its Health Policy Activities
- The HOPA Annual Conference presents health policy sessions every year. The sessions discuss information on current policy issues impacting HOPA as well as education on more specific topics such as how to talk to your Member of Congress.
- Volunteer to serve on the Health Policy Committee or other relevant workgroups.
- Learn more about all our federal advocacy issues online here.
Legislative Action Center
Take action on HOPA's health policy priorities by sending a message to you Member of Congress.
Legislative Action Center.