Tools & Resources

Collecting Facts

These tools will provide you with the current states that recognize the CDM, CFPP credential, a map of each state's LTC statistics and ANFP member count, direct links to the House Calendar in the current session, and assistance with locating your members of Congress.

States Recognizing the Credential
The Credential at a Glance
House Calendar - 115th Session
Congressional Database or Find Your Representative 


Making Your Case

These tools will provide you with an effective checklist on message development, meetings, phone calls, how to follow up with your Congressmen's office, mistakes to avoid when requesting a meeting, and much more!

Effective Advocacy Checklist
7 Mistakes to Avoid when Requesting a Meeting
Why Legislation is Needed
Meeting Your Legislator
Top Ten Things Congressional Staff Hate to Hear
Visiting Legislators in Their Home District
Get Involved
The Role of the CDM
Don't Raise an Issue! Tell a Story! (Real life examples of CDMs making the difference)

Kellie Alexander, CDM, CFPP

Kellie Alexander, CDM, CFPP pictured above with U.S. Representative Austin Scott (R-GA-8th Congressional District).  Kellie met Rep. Scott at the Farm Bureau show in Moultrie, GA, on August 19, 2015 and used this opportunity to encourage Rep. Scott to support the Safe Food for Seniors Act of 2015, H.R. 3356.

If you are interested in connecting with your state Legislator access the tools and links above!

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Finalizes New LTC Regulations

To view section §483.60 Food and Nutrition Services, click HERE

To view the entire Requirements for States and Long-Term Care Facilities, click HERE