Each year, NPAF volunteers gather in Washington, DC to learn more about a highighted issue and to meet with their legislators. In the past, issues have included medical debt, insurance barriers and medical research. In 2016, patients will discuss transportation, and the barriers that physical limitations, distance and access pose to patients.
Each volunteer brings her own experience on the issue, ensuring that legislators understand that the issue affects real people in their own district.
Volunteers will spend time with experts who bring nuance and a depth of understanding to policy and advocacy. Volunteers will learn more about the legislative process and the crucial part the patient plays before meeting with their Senators and Representative the following day.
Patient Congress is a true opportunity for volunteers to network amongst themselves, learn more about issues and about advocacy, and to make sure their voice is heard in Washington, D.C.
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