AAHIVM works to advocate on behalf of our members, and to educate policy makers on the issues important to them We encourage our members to get involved and share their experience and expertise as HIV providers, clinicians, researchers, and care experts with government leaders and policy-makers at both the State and Federal level.
Federal Advocacy Efforts
AAHIVM gives our members a voice in Washington, DC. Visit your representatives in Washington, or contact federal policy-makers with your input on crucial issues.
White Coat Day – An AAHIVM White Coat Day is a large-scale opportunity for providers to make their voices heard. Our Members meet with federal lawmakers wearing their white lab coats to represent their profession as HIV care providers. For information about upcoming White Coat Days, please contact the AAHIVM Policy Department.
HIV Advocacy Visits - Participate in directly influencing HIV and health policy in Congress by visiting your Senator or Congressman during your visit to Washington.
Contact Congress - Contact your Congressman or Senators and let them hear about your thoughts on the legislative issues and policy decisions that matter to you as a provider, your practice, and your patients.
Contact the White House - Voice your thoughts, concerns or support to the President and the administration.
Other Government Contacts - Reach out to the federal government health agencies, departments, and officials.
State Advocacy Efforts
AAHIVM gives our members a voice in their state. Work with your local AAHIVM chapter to organize a White Coat Day in your state, or contact state policy-makers to weigh in on important decisions in your area!
Contact Your State Officials - Voice your thoughts, concerns or support to the Governor or to your State Legislature.
Local Chapters - Get involved with a local chapter of AAHIVM in your state.
Learn About the Issues
To learn more about the relevant policy issues important to HIV and to health care policy, visit our National Issues section, and select and issue important to you.
Check out our Policy Principles section to learn about the values that inform all of our advocacy efforts.