Advocate for T1D
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JDRF advocates have a vital role in building relationships between people affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) and Australia’s politicians.
Our advocates project the voice of the T1D community into the heart of Parliament House and every electorate in the country. They ensure that investment in medical research is patient-focused, access to the right technology is made possible, treatment is more affordable, and that T1D-focused issues are top of mind for MPs and Senators. By reaching out to today’s decision makers, you can give them a better understanding of life with T1D and earn their support to find a cure.
JDRF advocates influence the shape of policy, help new treatments reach the community and move us closer to a world without T1D.
We are the only ones who can make change happen.
Advocates have been successful in gaining government commitments in the 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2018 elections. For the first time in history, JDRF went into the 2019 election with bipartisan support for our ask of $50 million for the next phase of our Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network (T1DCRN).
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