Become a Champion Advocate

IPA Champion Advocate

Help Advance IPA’s Legislative Agenda...Become a Champion Advocate!


Are you interested in becoming an important partner in helping IPA advance its legislative and regulatory agenda throughout the year? IPA is looking for Champion Advocates across the state of Iowa to build relationships with their elected officials. Help us designate a Champion Advocate in every House and Senate district!

By volunteering as a champion advocate, you would be kept up-to-date on the latest information relating to IPA’s advocacy agenda and would be ready to answer the call when IPA needs to make a grassroots push.
 

What Do Champion Advocates Do?

  • Build relationships outside of the legislative session by hosting pharmacy visits with legislators and delivering PAC contributions when needed
  • Contact legislators during session to explain how pending legislation would affect their pharmacy practice
  • Relay personal experiences to help legislators understand the important roles that today’s pharmacists and pharmacy technicians play in enhancing the health care of Iowans
  • Stay informed with bill tracking/IPA legislative priorities and participate in bi-weekly update calls
Our ultimate goal is to have pharmacists establish trust and familiarity with their legislators and keep them aware of the key issues facing pharmacy. As you work to educate our representatives and senators, we can help build their understanding of our concerns regarding patient care and the role of the pharmacist.


If you are interested in becoming a Champion Advocate or have any questions, contact IPA’s Vice President of Public Affairs, Casey Ficek, at cficek@iarx.org or 515-270-0713. Casey can help you identify your senator and representative and get started with setting up a pharmacy visit.