August Recess: Scheduling Meetings with your Members of Congress and their Staff
Telehealth is the topic we will be focusing on during this August recess. We would like you to help educate your Member about the issue and how people with Parkinson’s can be positively impacted by better access to telehealth.
We have developed a one pager to help you. This one pager serves as an educational resource for you and your Member. Feel free to take copies of this with you when you meet with your Member or their staff, or if you attend a town hall meeting for others in the room.
More information about telehealth including various other resources can be found at www.parkinsonsaction.org/telemed.
You can use the telehealth resources to tailor your specific message. But the thing that will likely make the biggest impression in the meeting will be your personal story.
If it’s your first time meeting with your Member of Congress and/or their staff or if you would just like a refresher, here are a few quick tips to help your conversation go smoothly. Also, do not be discouraged if your meeting is with a staff member. Treat your meeting with them just as you would a meeting with the Member, whom they are there to represent.