Now it’s time for you to get involved and take some action. You can start by learning more about the issues currently being debated on the national scene and joining the Advocacy and Policy Community in AADNS Network.
There are many ways to get involved, and they all involve using your voice. We are a diverse and powerful workforce. We are a crucial part of the healthcare team and are essential to delivering high-quality, resident-centered, compassionate care. We need to communicate to legislators our passion for our work and for the elders we serve. Each of us is a constituent in our local, state, and national communities. This means that each of us has power to frame or alter a political constitution or fundamental law.
There is power in numbers and organization. People who join with others to encourage the passage of laws they want are likely to have more influence. Let’s capitalize on the public’s rightful trust in us; let’s use our collective voice in the public arena to advocate and to influence policy.
Look for email alerts/blasts asking for your immediate help. Check in when you can to see what is happening. You can count on a concise summary of what’s at issue, how it impacts your daily practice, what action needs to be taken, and, ultimately, how you can make a difference.