Together we can drive the agenda forward
We collaborate with numerous medical organizations to advocate for sustainable and adequate investments in broadly, as well as focuses specifically on the need for increased commitment to dental research within various federal agencies.
Our team sets an annual federal agenda and coordinate the advocacy activities of the organization. However, it is the grassroots participation of the membership that truly impacts policy decisions within the federal government.
All members of the dental research community should engage with their elected officials regularly, but at least on an annual basis, to communicate the important advances that are being made both nationally and at the local level. Members of Congress, in particular, want to know how federal programs impact their constituents.
2022 AADOCR & FNIDCR Virtual Advocacy Day
Join dental educators; researchers; students; patient advocates and other stakeholders within the oral health research community for a day of videoconference meetings with your own elected officials as well as the lawmakers who control the purse strings over most federal research spending.
Legislative Action Center & Briefing Materials
Take Action with AADOCR by contacting your representative and making your voice heard on important issues.
Members of the oral health community are encouraged to utilize these briefing materials in preparation for and/or during interactions with Members of Congress and their staffers.
Friends of NIDCR
The AADOCR is continuing the activities of the Friends of National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (FNIDCR) after the latter ceased operations at the end of 2015.
The Friends of NIDCR Patient Advocacy Council is comprised of non-profit organizations who work together to 1) support oral health research and NIDCR and 2) transfer oral health research from bench to bedside.
While college and university faculty are in unique positions to share research and policy analyses with congressional offices, there is often confusion about which types of communication are and are not allowed under university rules.
To help faculty and staff navigate some of those rules and boundaries, AADOCR has created this toolkit to help describe certain nuances of federal advocacy and how to work most effectively with university government relations staff throughout the year.
Interested in taking action or learning more about advocacy efforts?
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