SMA members are encouraged to make good on our commitment to contribute to public policy and to engage in advocacy work. Here are three documents that can help:
- A list of advocacy-related sessions (download list: AAA advocacy sessions) to be held at the AAA meetings in Washington DC, including many with active, hands-on dimensions. Note that SMA is collaborating with ASAP for “How to Have an Impact on Health Policy: Lessons from Experts” (Omni, Ambassador Ballroom, Thursday, Nov. 30, 6:30 PM – 8:15 PM).
- An Advocacy Handbook from COSSA (the Consortium of Social Science Associations) (download PDF: AAA-provided COSSA Advocacy Handbook)
- The AAA’s own ‘advocacy talking points’ advice sheet (download AAA 170518 Advocacy Talking Points)
We would also like to bring your attention to Jeff Martin’s workshop: ‘The Message and the Media: Advancing Your Mission through Communications’ (Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1:00 – 5:00 PM).