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ELEVATING ADVOCACY TO ACTIVISM

BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CIAAG ADVOCATE ARMY

Join CIAAG’s "Advocate Army" to become empowered in your health care. We will arm you with the knowledge and education to help you advocate for yourself along with us at CIAAG. As a Member of CIAAG, you will receive email updates from our Executive Team with breaking news stories, and CIAAG exclusive research findings and will be granted access to our Advocacy Army Library along with access to the State Leadership Program to learn how to engage the democratic process in advocating for your rights!


CIAAG offers 3 options for membership. Each level of membership provides different levels of services our members are entitled to as outlined below:


Advocate Army Membership: Exclusive email updates, access to CIAAG informative webinars, access to CIAAG Advocate Army Library which includes our Advocacy 101: Tips & Tools, pre-screened documents for members to bring to meetings with their lawmakers/stakeholders, and access to the CIAAG State Leadership Program.


Ambassador Membership: All items included in the Advocate Army Membership level plus Federal Agency Reports, 1 CIAAG "Advocate Army" Bracelet, and 20 Ambassador Business Cards to bring to meetings and/or events. 


Sergeant Membership: All items included in the Advocate Army and Ambassador Membership levels plus Federal Agency Reports, 2 CIAAG "Advocate Army" Bracelets, and 20 Sergeant Business Cards to bring to meetings and/or events.

CIAAG MEMBERSHIP


We want to empower all our members to advocate for themselves and learn how to effectively communicate with their lawmakers to help influence policy change. As a member you will be granted access to our Advocate Army Library which includes:

      • Advocacy 101 Fliers
      • How-to Guides
      • Meeting Documents
      • Reports from Federal Agencies
      • Research 
      • CIAAG Exclusive Webinars
      • National Directory of federal & state contacts
      • 1-on-1 Chat with our Executive Team on our                                               Monthly #CIAAGAdvocacyChat on Zoom

Become a Member of CIAAG's Advocate Army today to learn how to engage the democratic process and advocate for yourself and along with us here at CIAAG. #CIAAGStrong!!!


NOTE: The information provided does not constitute of medical or legal advice. 

Unauthorized use/duplication of content is strictly prohibited without the express written approval by the Organization's executive team. 

BECOME A MEMBER

AND JOIN 

THE ADVOCATE ARMY: 

Log in/Register Here

  • Why Become a Member?
  • Membership Tiers & Pricing
  • Make Your Donation:
  • Go the next step and join the State Leadership for free!  You can learn more below by watching our informative webinars.  After registering as a Member just email us at [email protected] with your name and address.  Make sure to title your email "State Leadership".  You will then start receiving exclusive emails and detailed "Calls-to-Action" to engage in local advocacy activities. 


Note: Membership is a one time fee with an encouraged yearly donation.

STATE LEADERSHIP


As a Member of CIAAG, you are automatically eligible to participate in our State Leadership Program. This program is designed to be used by everyone, whether you're politically savvy or if this is your first time advocating. Here at CIAAG, we believe everyone is a leader!


The State Leadership Program will provide you access to our National Directory which provides the contact information for all the relevant individuals you need to speak to as a part of your advocacy including Elected Officials and state Opioid Task Forces.


As a part of the State Leadership Program, you will receive step-by-step directions from our Executive Team on ways you can get involved at the state level to advocate for your healthcare rights.


This is a self-paced program! How much you do is completely up to you. We provide opportunities to engage in advocacy using coordinated email campaigns as well as provide mentoring services to our Members interested in meeting one on one with their Elected Officials.  

State Leadership Part 1

This is the first video of two about our State Leadership Program. It gives the viewer some insight on how to sign up, and get involved and outlines the basic steps one would need to take to get involved.

State Leadership Part 2

 This video takes our members through the first step in the overall process of participating as a State Leader.  In our video "How to Find a Bill", we introduce members to the process by which they can obtain copies of the bills that are being brought forth in their state. This enables the member to begin to engage in the democratic process.  

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT CIAAG...

#CIAAGAdvocacyChat 

Self-Advocacy in Today's Medical Environment

AUGUST 1, 2022 

Join us to explore "Self-Advocacy in Today's Medical Environment" 


CIAAG "Know Your Rights" Flyer

Full Slideshow Here

Opioid Task Forces

JULY 18, 2022

Join us to learn how to get engaged with your state's Opioid Task Force.

 




See Full Slideshow Here

#10Minutes A Day

JUNE 6, 2022

Do you want to start advocating but don't know where to start?  Then this video is for you!  CIAAG  has developed this presentation to help you advocate in just #10MinutesADay.



See Full Slideshow Here

Difference Between 

CIAAG & Pain 

Advocacy Groups

MAY 2, 2022

Join us for the CIAAG Advocacy Chat and learn about the differences between CIAAG and Pain Advocacy Groups. Explore the Progression of CIAAG from a Pain Advocacy Group to a Patient Rights Organization, our research findings & more!

Getting to Know

Your Statehouse

FEBRUARY 7, 2022

Join us in learning about how to get involved in advocacy at the state level. Learn how to engage in the first steps of how to connect with your lawmaker and set up a meeting.

Ethical Stem Cell Therapy

NOVEMBER 4, 2021

CIAAG partner, GioStar Mexico, joins us to discuss Global Effort for Ethical Stem Cell Therapy with special guests, Alfredo Teran and Dr. Anand Srivastava

Advocacy and Research


OCTOBER 4, 2021

Join the discussion surrounding advocacy and research. While research is vital to improving the world around us, it is also vital that advocates can identify what constitutes good research and how to bring it forward. Learn why research is not advocacy and how to distinguish the differences between advocacy and research as we explore the different ways these two important communities can work together to promote positive change in public health policy which will ultimately serve to benefit all citizens.

Clinical Trials: 

Know Your Value

SEPTEMBER 13, 2021

We at CIAAG have partnered with SAVVY Cooperative to bring you this presentation: "Clinical Trials - Know Your Value". We explore the subject of how research can benefit patients and how to get involved. Patients are an important aspect of the research process. CIAAG along with SAVVY Cooperative is here to give you the tools you need to be able to locate and determine what types of clinical trials might serve to benefit you

Effective Communication


AUGUST 2, 2021

Join our President, Lauren Deluca, as she explores effective communication strategies that anyone can learn and use in their advocacy. She outlines different approaches and ways to engage those who receive your statement (both verbal and written). Learning to communicate effectively is an important aspect of becoming an effective advocate. Come join CIAAG and Lauren as she shares the valuable insights that she has gained from experience on this subject.

CALLS TO ACTION:


Chronic Illness Advocacy & Awareness Group engages with the patient and professional community to help raise awareness and effect positive change for people living with painful illnesses and/or conditions. We encourage our members to get involved whether they want to meet with lawmakers face to face or are more comfortable sending emails from your home. At CIAAG we have a place for you!



ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR


Chronic Illness Advocacy & Awareness Group is proud to present our Advocate of the Year!  As a member of CIAAG, you are automatically able to participate and be eligible for this designation.  In order to participate, all you need to do is engage in some type of advocacy activity such as:


          * Email/call or meet with Elected Officials or other stakeholders to advocate on behalf of patient rights.

          * Follow the instructions for one of the CIAAG Calls To Action emails and send a copy to us at [email protected]

          * Attend your local opioid task force meeting.

          * Attend a local legislative event/meeting.

          * Attend/participate in conferences and distribute CIAAG flyers and documents.

          *Attend CIAAG's monthly meeting #CIAAGAdvocacyChat.

          * Write to media outlets and/or other publications/forums.


We will maintain a record of your advocacy efforts and award the advocate of the month prize accordingly.  

ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR 2021

LISA PRAY

We would like to announce, the CIAAG Advocate of the Year for 2021 is Lisa Pray!

Lisa never stopped working hard to raise awareness. She excelled at producing video content, created and moderated a successful Facebook Group, "The Painful Truth" and worked tirelessly to educate others about our community. Her quest for the truth and her enthusiasm for activism was a joy to be around. 




Lisa never stopped working hard to raise awareness. She excelled at producing video content, created and moderated a successful Facebook Group, "The Painful Truth" and worked continuously  to educate others about our community. Her quest for the truth and her enthusiasm for activism was a joy to be around. 

Sadly, our dear friend and fellow activist passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 15, 2022. She will always be remembered for the powerful advocate and good friend that she was.


DONATE & CONTACT

CIAAG is a 501(c)-3 Non-Profit Organization, therefore donations are 100% tax deductible.