An IDF Health Access Advocate works as an integral part of the public policy team. Advocates work under the direction of IDF public policy staff within their local and state communities to enhance access and remove barriers to care for the PI community. Tasks may include contacting local legislators on behalf of IDF, testifying at legislative hearings, working with other patient organizations on state and federal issues important to IDF, mobilizing other members of the PI community and participating in various activities that further IDF’s mission.
To serve as a local point of contact for IDF staff, in order to impact, implement, and/or engage advocacy activities at the local and state level. Under the direction of IDF’s public policy division, advocates will receive the necessary tools and training to represent IDF’s missions and goals. Advocates will establish and maintain a constant line of communication with the public policy team to inform them of activities that may arise such as legislative briefings and communications with public officials.
IDF will empower you to become an effective advocate for issues related to PI. We provide the training, tools, and opportunities you need to ensure your representative voice of the PI community is heard by elected officials.