“Changing arthritis: By raising our voices together, we can help shape public policy.”
ACE’s advocacy cycle includes listening carefully to the issues, concerns and experiences our members share with us. For example, the issue of how the voices of racial minorities are often underrepresented or excluded in health research. We then take that valuable information and create the messages and policy recommendations, find allies and supporters among patients and healthcare providers and deliver our arthritis story or “ask” to elected officials or the media.
Here’s what ACE’s advocacy cycle looks like: