NAAF Legislative Liaison Program

alopecia areata advocates standing on the steps with government officials Become part of the NAAF legislative liaison program

Thank you for your interest in being a NAAF Legislative Liaison

The NAAF Legislative Liaison program is open to alopecia areata patients and immediate family members ages 18 and over.  By reaching out and building relationships with your Congressional Representative and Senators, you can ensure legislators are well-educated about the issues impacting the alopecia areata community and prepared to take appropriate action to advance research and improve care.

As a liaison, you will schedule one in-person or virtual meeting per year with your Representative’s district, or local, office.  You will do the same with the local offices of your two Senators.  At these meetings, you will tell your alopecia areata story (as much or as little as you feel comfortable in sharing), and then present our requests, or “asks,” for how the legislator can help the alopecia areata community.   

Don’t worry if you’ve never done this before!  We provide the training and materials.  All you have to do is tell your lawmakers about yourself and what they can do to help.   Always remember, the most important things are building a relationship with that office while educating them about alopecia areata.  

Reach out to Gary Sherwood at if you would like to learn more. 

Thank you to Pfizer and Sun Pharma for their support of NAAF’s advocacy programming.