​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​AHCA/NCAL’s 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.​​



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​​Your Elected Officials Need to Hear from You!

Congress has many challenges and 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 hear first-hand the quality care that we provide.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the way we interact with Members of Congress and their staff has drastically changed. Instead of meeting in person, virtual platforms such as Zoom and WebEx, have become the normal for meetings.

Now more than ever, Members of Congress and their staff need to hear from you. Each facility has been affected differently, and your story needs to be heard.

AHCA/NCAL staff stands ready to help you engage with your Members and provide you with valuable resources. Please contact Matt Smyth for additional details and materials.

Host a Facility or Community Tour

Facility/Community tours play a critical role in the American Health Care Association’s educational and legislative efforts. They enable policy makers to see firsthand the issues that affect our industry, and most importantly, they see how their constituents are impacted by what they decide in Washington, the state house, or city council. As a result, facility tours have proven to be one of the long term care industry’s best grassroots lobbying tools. The process is the same for any elected official and is very easy. Check out the resources in the Advocate Toolkit for additional information on how to host a facility or community tour.

Attend a Town Hall Meeting

Congress has numerous breaks so elected officials can get back to their districts and spend time with their constituents. During these recesses, they schedule various public events, including town halls. The best way to influence your elected official is with face-to-face conversations. Town halls are one of the ways to have such a conversation. They are a great place to connect policy to the actual effect they can have on us personally. It’s important for both your elected official and the community at large to hear these stories. Check out the resources in the Advocate Toolkit for additional information on attending a town hall meeting.