Advocacy for Senior PharmAssist means "helping create change." The vast majority of the time, this represents grassroots advocacy with older adults themselves, as well as with healthcare and social service providers in the Durham community. We occasionally work to spread important messages in local and even national media; for example, in November 2013, we worked with a reporter from Kaiser Health News to alert Medicare beneficiaries to pricing "irregularities" we had discovered in some Part D plans for the New Year. This piece was quickly picked up by the Washington Post.
We also actively provide feedback to Medicare and the Social Security Administration about how their programs are affecting older adults, and in the last several years have become more involved at the state and national levels to promote policy advancements to benefit older adults - particularly those with limited incomes.