The Advocacy Tab in Depth
The Advocacy page is the resource for all advocacy-related issues within the American Academy of Neurology. The Advocacy tab contains news articles and information about how to get involved on the state and federal levels, whether through the state neurological societies or via programs hosted by the Academy. The goal of this area is to provide a central location for neurologists to get involved in advocacy on behalf of their patients and their profession.
- Get Involved
- Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum
- Neurology on the Hill
- Viste Neurology Public Policy Fellowship
- Additional Resources
- State Resources
Let's go through the Advocacy Section topic by topic.
On the main Advocacy page you will find:
- Advocacy News Stand. The top story is summarized in a brief paragraph, which is linked to a more comprehensive article under the Issues tab. In addition, up to the minute comprehensive articles about issues relevant to neurologists are posted, with the relevant category of news (advocacy, state society) identified.
- Advocacy Top Issues. State and national issues important to practicing neurologists are listed. There are associated links to the states in which issues are active. These pages are then linked to tools and resources available within the state, and also offer the reader an opportunity to be notified by e-mail update of any relevant changes which may occur. Information regarding relevant legislature and contact information for key parties is provided.
- For More Information. This pod serves as a link to contact the Advocacy Editor and related staff.
- Related Areas. This pod links to the American Academy of Neurology's position statements and other relevant resources on the website.
- Upcoming Events. This links to conferences hosted by state neurological societies. There are also links to the websites of the associated state neurological societies.
In the Issues area you will find:
- Advocacy Issues. This lists the top relevant national and state issues. Links to the associated state resources are also provided.
- Other Academy Issues. Other issues pertinent to neurologists are listed and links provided to associated resources.
This area details the ways neurologists can get involved with advocacy within the American Academy of Neurology.
- Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum. This is a link to an advocacy training experience for neurologists who want to learn how to be effective advocates in their community.
- Neurology on the Hill. This is a link to an annual event which brings neurologists to Washington, DC to learn about issues which impact their ability to practice, and then visit their elected officials on Capitol Hill to make their case.
- Viste Neurology Public Policy Fellowship. This is a link to a year-long program which allows a neurologist to learn about health policy as part of a Congressional staff, committee of Congress, or in the Executive branch.
- Vocus. This is an easy way for neurologists to contact their elected officials via e-mail in a time-sensitive fashion regarding issues which are of importance to neurologists.
- Additional Resources. This is a place to read success stories of former Palatucci graduates' efforts to attract attention to, and fix, issues of importance to neurologists. Prospective advocates can learn from the work of those who come before them and be motivated!
In the State Resources area you will find:
- State News Stand. This contains stories of interest regarding practice issues at the state level.
- State Advocacy. This has a dropdown menu to access contact information for state neurological societies and other state-based organizations relevant to practicing neurologists.
- Upcoming Events. This links to conferences hosted by the various state neurological societies and the websites for the societies.
- Neuro Society Links. This area contains links to individual state neurological societies.