Autoimmune Summit: Policies Impacting Autoimmune Patients

Autoimmune Policy

IBDMoms co-founders, Brooke Abbott and Amber Tresca, were proud to be speakers at the inaugural Autoimmune Summit!

The summit was sponsored by the Autoimmune Association and took place on October 15 and 16. There were more than 50+ speakers and 23 educational and empowering sessions.

Brooke and Amber presented on “Policies Impacting Autoimmune Patients.” They discussed tips and tricks getting started with advocacy, including:

  • Letter writing
  • Phone calls
  • Emails
  • Meeting with legislators and their staff
  • Avoiding burnout
  • What to expect when supporting health legislation

Included below is the slide deck that the two used to present their knowledge and experience after years of working in healthcare activism. The IBDMoms also created a toolkit that contains a list of bills that they’re watching in the 117th Congress and resources that help with staying informed and involved.

Here is video of the panel where Brooke & Amber share tips and tricks to advocating successfully on Capitol Hill.

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