State affairs

The American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) advocates with state legislators and regulatory bodies on a variety of issues that affect the specialty and its patients.

Expert advice, support, and resources are available to Academy members and state dermatology org — anizations advocating on behalf of their patients and practices at the state and local levels.

State Advocacy Toolkit

AADA members can use these valuable resources to educate, advocate, and communicate with the public, media, and policymakers about pressing state policy issues.

State Advocacy Grant Program

The AADA State Advocacy Grant Program provides financial assistance to state dermatology societies for the advancement of their health policy initiatives, including state lobbying expenses. The application for 2014 is now available. 

Additional AAD resources

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Become involved in the AADA political action committee


Contact your member of Congress using the AADA Dermatology Advocacy Network

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Learn about the AADA event held annually in Washington, D.C.

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A variety of programs to develop specialty leaders.

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Information on a variety of dermatologic issues that have recently been in the news.