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WHY is health advocacy important? Because elected officials play a critical role in laws that affect healthcare locally. Sometimes, education is needed to help officials understand the diverse ways lives are influenced by healthcare-related policies, both personally and professionally. As healthcare workers, and as patients, your personal experiences are powerful! The information on these advocacy-related pages is offered to help constituents voice their important opinions.
Mercy staff: We heard you at Meet with Administration sessions, and this page was created in response as a resource to give healthcare advocates easy access to communication tips and tools for having productive conversations with appropriate elected officials on a local and state level.
Visit the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) for information on specific state healthcare issues. Find more IHA Advocacy Resources.
Mental Health in Iowa
AHCA & Iowa Hospitals
BCRA & Iowa Hospitals
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*This information is meant to aid in an individual’s advocacy efforts, not by or on behalf of Mercy.