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ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ SVP government affairs and public policy Carol Kelly has been featured by CQ Roll Call in an article titled “Advocacy Tips From 5 of the Nation’s Best.” The article is a lead-up to the Nov. 16 ceremony for the Professional Women in Advocacy Conference’s Excellence in Advocacy award, for which Kelly is a finalist.
Kelly is nominated in the “Veteran Advocate” category for her career to advancing healthcare issues in the best interest of patients and America’s healthcare system. Among Kelly’s advocacy efforts are initiatives that led to pharmacists being able to administer vaccines in all 50 states and the legalization of electronic prescriptions Kelly has led advocacy efforts that have allowed pharmacists to administer vaccinations in all 50 states, and for electronic prescriptions.
In the article, Kelly emphasized authenticity and honesty with an audience.
“Know your topic and your audience. Be honest with the people you’re dealing with,” she said.
Kelly also reflected on the changes in the advocacy field since she start her career.
“With social media, grassroots, political action committee activities, and communications strategies, the whole nature of advocacy has changed,” she said.