The 2021 Public Policy Agenda identifies the top public policy priorities for the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology in the areas of health care and schools, as well as issues impacting professional practice and workforce, and patients, clients, and students. The Agenda is designed for lawmakers, policymakers, decision makers, ASHA members, consumers, and the general public.
The Agenda reflects ASHA’s ongoing commitment to patients, clients, and students; evidence-based practice and outcomes; public health; the highest standards of professional ethics; a diverse professional workforce; and nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
As a member of ASHA, you have a very important voice. The professional perspectives and personal stories you bring to public policy issues have a powerful impact on our collective ability to advance the professions. By working together, we can most effectively educate, inform, and persuade lawmakers, policymakers, and other decision makers to take actions that benefits the professions as well as the patients, clients, and students we serve.
Questions? Contact Jeffrey P. Regan, Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.