June 2, 2015

Of Spinal Tap, One Louder and Advocacy

Diabetes advocacy can learn from the great philosopher, Nigel Tufnel, who offered this sage observation, “Well, it's one louder, isn't it?

We need to turn up the volume and to keep it up. Why? The diabetes caucus is the largest in the US Congress, yet many pieces of diabetes legislation lack the support of those very caucus members.
Worse, in the current policy environment the squeaky wheel is going to get cut less, the other are going to get slaughtered. Diabetes needs to turn it up. We can't let them just move on after checking the diabetes box. So we to turn up the advocacy volume to help keep attention and accountability on diabetes.

But, I hear you say, “Just taking care of diabetes is a time major attention already, advocacy is just more.” 

No kidding. So advocacy needs to be easy. Click simple. OK, it will be. I am proud to partner with Christel in creating the Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC.) Join us.

DPAC is a non-profit and non-partisan organization founded to provide united, simple, and effective advocacy opportunities for people impacted by diabetes for safety, quality and accessibility of care.
DPAC will keep track of issues, opportunities, and how to contact officials and make it easy to advocate.

Be one louder. 

1 comment :

  1. Y'all have done a wonderful job making this aspect of advocacy so easy to accomplish. Let's hope it 'encourages' our reps to think of us more often.