Advocacy is the essential and necessary means by which ASHA and affiliated state associations support and advance the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology in the areas of public policy, political action and popular opinion.
Advocacy is used to:
…others to support our issues!
“If you are wondering whether or not to communicate your views…, consider that others who disagree with you are doing so constantly.”
Begins with the annual
Public Policy Agenda, which identifies “what” public policy issues are important to the professions
Priority areas include:
Members have the strongest voice when it comes to advocacy:
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ASHA has a team of 20 government affairs and public policy professionals who can assist you with your advocacy planning and advocacy needs!
Jeffrey P. Regan
Director, Government Affairs & Public Policy
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 204,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.
The ASHA Action Center welcomes questions and requests for information from members and non-members.
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