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NAEMT Creates National Network of State Advocacy Coordinators

Aug 09, 2011

To help build and support NAEMT's national EMS advocacy efforts at the state level, NAEMT President Connie A. Meyer has appointed several NAEMT members as volunteer state advocacy coordinators. View the list of new state advocacy coordinators here.

NAEMT intends that each state, and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, will have an appointed state advocacy coordinator to support federal advocacy efforts within the state. Helpful information on how legislation is reviewed and how to advocate in your state can be found here.

The responsibilities of the position include:

  • Conducting outreach to NAEMT members in the state to encourage and support member participation in national EMS advocacy efforts;
  • Updating members on the status of pending national legislation and regulation;
  • Coordinating visits to the district offices of the state's U.S. Senators and House Representatives to educate congressional leaders and staff about the issues that affect delivery of EMS to communities within the state;
  • Building relations with the state EMS office and state EMS association(s);
  • Coordinating state involvement in national advocacy campaigns.

EMS practitioners are encouraged to contact their state advocacy coordinator and let them know they are interested in federal advocacy issues and willing to help by reaching out to their individual networks. Learn more about the role of the state advocacy coordinators, contacting the coordinator in your state, and how to become a state advocacy coordinator here.

NAEMT is committed to securing a state advocacy coordinator for every state. Interested NAEMT members are encouraged to apply for the open state positions at advocacy@naemt.org.