Additional Advocacy Resources
College Health in Action (ACHA member newsletter)
ACHA's newsletter includes feature articles and a regular column (written by members of the Ethics Committee) on current and emerging advocacy topics like student health insurance, campus violence and sexual assault, and more. View past issues here [members only].
The Center for Effective Government conducts policy research; develops and advocates for policy reforms; creates tools to encourage citizen participation and government accountability; and builds broad-based coalitions to advance these values. To ensure the American people understand the vital role of government, this group produces and disseminates educational materials.
The U.S. Library of Congress THOMAS website provides Federal legislative information. The site's categories include Links, Legislation, Congressional Records, and Committee Information. This is a good source for finding your elected representatives, committee membership, and progress on specific bills, by topic.
Health Education Advocate is a central, timely source of advocacy information related to health education and health promotion. The site provides factsheets on health topics, advocacy strategies and guidelines, action alerts on current legislation, sample letters, resources, and other information. (Sometimes their advocacy priorities coincide with ACHA's.)
Other Health Advocacy Organizations
The American Public Health Association (APHA) is the oldest, largest public health organization. Their legislative page provides an information center, legislative updates, policy statements, and direction for taking action. (Sometimes their advocacy priorities coincide with ACHA's.)
The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) is a national, nonprofit organization that develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education about sexuality, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices. The site supplies a menu of options, including reports on legislation, controversy, and policy; education, advocacy, and programs; and coalitions, commissions, and networks.
The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA) is the nation's authority on sexually transmitted infections. AHSA serves as a resource to health care providers, patients, educators, and policy makers. The association's legislative page includes information on how to advocate and lobby, as well as position statements, current legislation, strategies, and links.
The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) serves as an information and education resource on the full range of reproductive health issues. ARHP's policy page contains legislative information, positions, factsheets, and links.