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 […]
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 […]
Using the Scorecard
The DPAC Scorecard is a tool to connect you directly with Congress using social media. It provides links to members’ resources and sends Twitter messages critical to living with diabetes.
How do you use it? We’ve made it easier than ever with our new updated Scorecard!
We have updated […]
We can speak up.
FDA works better when they hear from patients. FDA wants to hear from us. They want to know how devices and medication work in real life.
FDA is big. So they have created processes to channel patient views […]
Al Jackson joined DPAC for our first “Ask An Expert” presentation in 2107 and provided background on the new administration’s health team: the health leaders in DC.
Who will be driving? What policies? Where in the New Administration?
Pre-Existing Conditions Must Be Protected
The 115th Congress and the Trump Administration has made repealing the Affordable Care Act a top priority. For over 29 million U.S. families, this will be a devastating blow, as protections for those with pre-existing conditions, including diabetes, will […]
Every two years, a new Congress convenes, after a completely new House of Representatives and several new Senate members are selected to represent us. On January 3, 2017, the 115th Congress will convene at noon and will decide on bills, resolutions, and weigh […]
It was an exciting 2016 for our community and for DPAC.
While so much more was done, we wanted to share what we consider to be the highlights of our DPAC community. You, by sharing your voices, made diabetes policy happen this year.
Stay tuned for an exciting 2017!
The National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act (H.R.1192/S.586) would create a commission to help bring […]