Policy and Advocacy

Gain information and take action to influence the future of diabetes education and the role of the diabetes educator in health care.

AADE Advocacy

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AADE works to advance policies that support the work of the diabetes care and education specialist, reinforce the critical importance of diabetes education, and remove barriers that may affect a person with diabetes from self-managing their diabetes. We support our members as they engage in state and federal initiatives to advocate for people with diabetes and the important role of the diabetes educator in the delivery of diabetes care.

Take Action Today

  • Download our Advocacy Guide, which features tips on how to take action on a wide range of advocacy issues, including identifying your members of Congress and opportunities for CB involvement in advocacy.
  • Subscribe to the Advocacy Forum on My AADE Network. Connect with advocates, find out the latest advocacy news, post your questions, and get the latest information on AADE’s advocacy initiatives through our blog posts and other resources.
  • Check out AADE's latest Advocacy Update. This details AADE's advocacy activities in the past quarter.

 

More Ways to Take Action

Policy and Position Statements

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Get help communicating the facts of DSMT with your members of Congress and find valuable resources for your State and Federal Advocacy efforts.

Expanding Access
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Legislation

As diabetes care and education specialists, we know that self-management can be a path to a better quality of life. Learn more about the bill and why you should support it.

Legislative Action Center

Capitol Hill Basics

Learn more about current legislation, including the Expanding Access to DSMT Act and send a letter to your legislators through our easy online platform.

Advocacy Tools & Resources

Get help communicating the facts of DSMT with your members of Congress and find valuable resources for your State and Federal Advocacy efforts.

Capitol Hill Basics

Informational materials on the legislative process, Congressional staff roles, communicating with your elected officials, and visiting Capitol Hill.