COSSA works with federal agencies and with the relevant congressional committees and offices to explain the importance of social and behavioral sciences to America’s economic and national security.

Many advocacy activities are conducted through coalitions. COSSA has not only participated actively in these groups, but, has and continues to, serve in leadership positions. Its Deputy Director co-chairs the Coalition to Promote Research (CPR) and the Coalition for the Advancement for Health Through Behavioral and Social Science Research (CAHT-BSSR) and leads the Collaborative for Enhancing Diversity in Science (CEDS).