Effective advocacy helps inform and educate policy makers, allows individuals to have their voices heard, builds stronger communities, and allows people to live more fulfilling lives.

Despite the burgeoning growth of our state’s older population, NH does not currently have a strong or cohesive advocacy infrastructure in place for older adults. Such an infrastructure is needed to successfully make New Hampshire an age-friendly community. Building this infrastructure is one of the Alliance for Healthy Aging’s 8 strategic priority areas. NH Legal Assistance (NHLA) currently serves as the lead organization for the Alliance for Healthy Aging’s (AHA) advocacy work. The work of the advocacy group includes legislative advocacy, convening and building the infrastructure of advocates, and planning for long term public policy and advocacy priorities.

Click here for the 2017 legislative wrap up.

The AHA Advocacy group meets every third Tuesday of the month from 1-3 PM. Meetings are held at the Institute on Disability, 56 Old Suncook Road, Concord NH.

Advocacy Resources

Find out who your Legislator is:
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/house/members/wml.aspx

Find out who your Senator is:
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/Senate/members/wml.aspx

To learn more about the status of a specific bill:
http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/

Older adults and their families are encouraged to join in this effort. There are all kinds of ways you can get involved, from writing to your legislators to testifying at legislative hearings.

Get involved