5 Simple eTips to Better Know Your Congress Members

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Find Congress Members

Know your Senators and Representative. That is super easy enter your zip code here to find your elected Members of Congress. If it finds multiple possible officials for your ZIP code, you can narrow your search by entering your street, city, state and ZIP […]

Ask An Expert: Trip and Doug Stoner – State Advocacy Inside and Out


Join our Experts Trip and Doug Stoner in a conversation on advocating for people with diabetes in the state legislature.

Double the Experts: The Powerhouse Couple: A Diabetes Advocate and a Former State Senator 

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Trip and Doug will […]

Playing Policy Advocacy at Recess

Congress is coming home from Washington for a break – or a recess. The House calls it a “District Work Period.” Your Representative may be having a town hall or other public event to connect with constituents. If so, it is an excellent opportunity to share your views on diabetes […]

Your First 100 Days: Building Your Personal Advocacy Plan

Building A Personal Advocacy Plan

We have a new Congress and a new Administration. There are many reports speculating about what they will do in their first 100 days.

I am asking myself, what else can I do in the first 100 days for people with diabetes? To be effective, I’m […]

Sharing Your Story

Storytelling is an important advocacy tool. You and your experience with diabetes are unique. Personal stories are far more memorable than statistics. They connect in an easily to understand,  human way. Watch any political speech; they are full of stories to make policy points. We should too.

Where Can I Learn About Diabetes Policy Advocacy?

DPAC BOOTCAMP FEATUREDiabetes Advocacy Boot Camp (DABC)

March 11, 2016 in Las Vegas


Join DPAC at the first face-to-face DABC (Diabetes Advocacy Boot Camp) and learn how to become an effective diabetes policy advocate – while having fun!

On Friday, March […]

DPAC Insiders – 1st Quarter, 2016

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Do you know that you can look back and forward at the same time? That’s what we’re doing with our DPAC Insiders quarterly dialogues. Our first was recently held and we shared what our diabetes policy advocacy community has done […]

March 11, 2016 Vegas Baby! Diabetes Advocacy Boot Camp


March 11, 2016 1pm PST (Las Vegas, NV)

DPAC Diabetes Advocacy Boot Camp in Vegas

1454788_10151837872072677_1978508520_nJoin Bennet Dunlap of the Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition for a Diabetes Advocacy Boot Camp at the […]

April 9, 2016 Diabetes Advocacy Boot Camp – Friends for Life Falls Church VA


Friends for Life Falls Church 2016

Saturday, April 9, 2016,

Details and Registration

Diabetes Advocacy Boot Camp

Advocacy I 10:45 am
Working With FDA: Understanding Device Regulation and the Role of Patients

Stayce Beck, PhD, MPH, Bennet Dunlap, & Christel Marchand Aprigliano

Advocacy […]