Advocacy-Related Sessions at AAA

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:
  1. 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).
  2. An Advocacy Handbook from COSSA (the Consortium of Social Science Associations) (download PDF: AAA-provided COSSA Advocacy Handbook)
  3. 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).