Advocacy Education

Advocacy education is an important function of the ABC and its nonprofit organizations.  Many members look to the ABC as their key advocacy program, while others have their own large policy shops.  Either way, the ABC is committed to staying abreast of brain and health related federal policy issues. 

The ABC ensures our membership is adequately prepared to speak with members of Congress and their legislative staff.  We have created a Capitol Hill Toolkit to do just this, and provide up-to-date information for our members when conducting meetings and phone calls. 

The ABC has created a White Paper that our members can use both as a handout to Members of Congress and to educate themselves about ABC's stance on key policy issues.

Based on our policy issues, the ABC regularly provides statements and letters in support of or opposition of legislative bills.

The ABC relies on our Advocacy Committee, comprised of experts and passionate members dedicated to advancing the ABC’s policy agenda, to help us determine key legislative issues that ABC should be advocating for. 

The ABC offers our members an online legislative action center, which allows members to easily contact their Senator or Member of Congress.  

The ABC signs on to opportunites sent by like-minded coalitions or other organizations that might be coordinating an effort on a piece of legislation.  

The American Brain Coalition has teamed up with the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus in hosting and  organizing briefings on Capitol Hill that focus on neuroscience and brain disease.


Golgi stained pyramidal cell. Courtesy of Laboratory of Quantitative Neuromorphology Department of Psychology Colorado College via Wikimedia Commons

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American Brain Coalition

P.O. Box 1549 | Maple Grove, MN 55311 | Phone: (763) 557-2913