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AHCA’s 12,000-strong membership is a powerful advocacy force for the long term and post-acute care profession. We’re dedicated to giving care providers the information they need to advocate both on Capitol Hill and in their statehouses.  With our tools, resources and how-to guides, it’s easy speak out, stay informed and take action on issues affecting long term and post-acute care.
 
 

 Contact Information

 

​AHCA Legislative Staff
advocacy@ahca.org
(202)898-6338

Calling All Advocates!
That means you.  Follow our new advocacy hub on Twitter and like us on Facebook.  We need you and everyone you know to help us help you by joining our movement today.

 
 

 Update from Washington

 
AHCA Testifies in Guest Worker Program House Subcommittee Hearing
AHCA participated in a hearing before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections. The hearing, entitled “Lower-skilled Guestworker Programs in Today’s Economy,” featured testimony from Fred Benjamin, Chairman of the Kansas Health Care Association and COO Of Medicalodges, Inc. in Kansas. In advance of the hearing, AHCA outlined principles for immigration reform, which are focused on solutions to the mid-level caregiver shortage. Read more in Long Term Care Leader and view photos from the hearing here.

Your Elected Officials Need to Hear from You!
The 113th Congress is full of challenges to tackle and now it is as necessary for the voice of long term care to be heard. Members of Congress value their constituents’ opinions and it is critical that we offer them the opportunity to see first-hand the quality care that we provide.
 
We encourage you to reach out to your Member of Congress and invite them to tour your facility.
 
AHCA/NCAL staff stands ready to help you schedule these tours and provide you with valuable resources. Please contact Matt Smyth or Michael Cowden for additional details and materials.
 
Host a Facility Tour
Curious about hosting a Member of Congress at your facility? We have tips and tools available to help you. Check out our “How To” Guide to Facility Tours for Elected Officials for tips on best practices including a sample agenda, invitations, and thank you letters.
 
Attend a Town Hall Meeting
While Members of Congress are at home for district work periods, many will host town hall meetings with their constituents. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to meet with your elected officials, share your story, and advocate against additional cuts to skilled nursing facilities. For a schedule of town hall meetings in your area, please contact Michael Cowden.
 
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