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Advocacy Toolkit

Your elected government officials and their staff drive and create public policies. As someone who is both a constituent and a laboratory professional, you are the ideal person to educate these officials about policies that are important to the field of clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare. With the resources in this toolkit, AACC wants to make it easy for you to become a grassroots advocate for policies that will improve patient care, promote innovation, and ensure high-quality testing for all.

Know the Issues      

AACC’s advocacy efforts focus on several key areas: children’s health, laboratory regulations, patient access to quality testing, and reimbursement & the changing healthcare environment. Learn more about the issues below:

Shannon Haymond (left) and Dennis Dietzen (right) meet with Rep. Danny Davis (center) to discuss improving pediatric reference intervals.



                                                       AACC members Dr. Shannon Haymond (left)
and Dr. Dennis Dietzen (right) meet with Rep.
Danny Davis (center)


Contact Your Elected Officials

You can use the following resources to contact your elected officials:

Communicating With Congress
Learn best practices for effectively communicating with members of Congress via letters, emails, and phone calls.

Send a Customizable E-Letter
Use AACC’s online system to email a customizable letter to your representatives about current legislative issues.

Find Contact Information
Find contact information for your elected officials.