AARC Social Media Advocacy Toolkit

Social media is a great way to strengthen public awareness about telehealth and other issues important to advancing respiratory care and the profession.

Telehealth

Join the AARC in spreading the word about RTs. Ask Congress to cosponsor the Creating Opportunities Now for New and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act (H.R. 2903/S. 1512). Let your voice be heard

Use and share these social media resources to promote your lobby efforts. Looking for a hashtag? Use #advocateforRTs, #aarclobby, #RTsintelehealth, #telehealth and #CONNECTACT in your social media posts to help unify our messages.

Social Media Post Graphics: Share with Respiratory Therapists & Healthcare Providers

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Suggested Copy for Your Post:
Respiratory therapists can improve patient outcomes with expanded use of telehealth. ASK Congress to co-sponsor the CONNECT for Health Act (H.R. 2903/S. 1512)! https://p2a.co/MOtxUpG #telehealth #CONNECTACT #advocateforRTs 
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Suggested Copy for Your Post:
New payment models tested by Medicare can offer better access to respiratory therapists via telehealth. ASK Congress to co-sponsor the CONNECT for Health Act (H.R. 2903/S. 1512)! https://p2a.co/MOtxUpG #RTsintelehealth #connectact #aarclobby
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Help RTs educate those with chronic respiratory disease via telehealth. ASK Congress to co-sponsor the CONNECT for Health Act (H.R. 2903/S. 1512)! https://p2a.co/MOtxUpG #telehealth #RTsEducate #CONNECTACT

Support Workforce Diversity and Retention in Respiratory Care

Join the AARC in co-sponsoring the Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act when it’s reintroduced. Let your voice be heard! The act aims to increase diversity in the allied health professions of respiratory therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and audiology. It would provide grants and scholarships to educational programs in these fields for students from racial and ethnic minorities or students from disadvantaged backgrounds with a goal of increasing retention in these programs.

Use and share these social media resources to promote your lobby efforts. Looking for a hashtag? Use #diversity #AlliedHealthWorkforce and #supportRTs in your social media posts to help unify our messages.

Social Media Post Graphics: Share with Respiratory Therapists & Healthcare Providers

Tap or click on an image below to open a full-sized version in a new window, then right-click or tap-and-hold to save it.

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Suggested Copy for Your Post:
Diversity in respiratory care is important for the future of the profession. ASK Congress to co-sponsor the Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act when reintroduced. https://p2a.co/MOtxUpG #diversity #AlliedHealthWorkforce #supportRTs
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Suggested Copy for Your Post:
Support grants and scholarships for racial and ethnic minorities to pursue a career in respiratory care. ASK Congress to co-sponsor the Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act when reintroduced. https://p2a.co/MOtxUpG #scholarships #diversity #AlliedHealthWorkforce
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Suggested Copy for Your Post:
Improve access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds to become an RT. ASK Congress to co-sponsor the Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act when reintroduced. https://p2a.co/MOtxUpG #RTcareers #diversity #AlliedHealthWorkforce