Allied health professionals, nurses, physicians and researchers: Join us Sept. 30 for Advocacy Day to advocate on behalf of the pulmonary hypertension (PH) community through virtual visits with congressional offices.

Advocacy Day kicks off the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) PH Professional Network (PHPN) Symposium, which takes place online Sept. 30 through Oct. 3.

The Advocacy Day schedule includes advocacy training from 11 a.m. to noon EDT, followed by legislative visits from 1-5 p.m. EDT.

Legislative visits
Advocates will be placed into groups for virtual legislative visits based on addresses provided at registration. A PHA employee or experienced advocate will lead the discussions.

PHA will schedule three to six virtual legislative visits for each group by congressional district. PHA will provide schedules and meeting links so each group can move together virtually from meeting to meeting. Groups will provide a PH overview and ask members of Congress to take action to improve life for people living with PH, such as improving access to treatment or funding research.

Advocacy training
PHA’s vice president, advocacy and patient engagement will lead the training, which will cover:

  • What to expect.
  • How to conduct a virtual legislative visit.
  • Tips for a successful visit.
  • PHA’s legislative priorities.
  • What to ask members of Congress.

Visit the Symposium website to register. Advocacy Day is included in Symposium tickets, but you must sign up by Sept. 7. Advocacy Day registration closes early to allow time for PHA to schedule meetings with each advocate’s congressional offices. Check the “Advocacy Day” box on the registration form to sign up.

PHPN Symposium takes place every two years, bringing together hundreds of allied health care professionals to network and earn continuing education credits. This year’s theme is “PHiguring Out the Puzzle: Pieces to Innovative, Patient-Centered Care.”

For information about Advocacy Day and PHPN Symposium, visit the event web site.

PHPN Advocacy Day