Frequently Asked Questions

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What is advocacy?

“Advocacy” refers to a range of activities that can impact policies, laws, or regulations at local, state, or national levels. These activities may include meeting with community leaders, asking elected officials to take action on pieces of legislation, or educating the public on important issues.

Why become a sepsis advocate?

Sepsis advocates help improve care and quality of life for millions of people affected by sepsis. They support legislation, policies, and regulations that can make a difference for patients with sepsis, survivors, and their loved ones.

Who can be an advocate?

Anyone can be an advocate! If you are willing to use your voice, you can be a part of sparking change.

How can I be an advocate?

Sepsis advocacy can take many forms. Signing petitions, sharing social media campaigns, calling or emailing decision-makers, and meeting with legislators are all examples of ways to advocate for issues of importance to those impacted by sepsis. Advocacy can also include community work like public education campaigns, events to engage your neighbors, and relationship-building with other advocates and organizations working on related issues.

An important component of advocacy is personal storytelling. If you have a personal experience with sepsis, sharing that experience with your community or with decision-makers can help to personalize this important issue, which can motivate change.

To learn more about becoming a sepsis advocate, browse Sepsis Alliance’s advocacy resources.