Be the voice of your patients and families on Capitol Hill

Categories: Policy.

The 2017 Hospice Action Network Advocacy Intensive will be hosted on July 17 – 18, 2017. On July 17, the HAN team will prepare you with the skills and information you will need to educate new and returning Members of Congress about the priorities of the hospice community.  On July 18, advocates will take to Capitol Hill to meet with their congressional representatives.

The HAN team shares a sneak peek at some of the offerings being planned: 

State of Play on Capitol Hill
Participate in a discussion with bipartisan panel of lobbying experts on what is going on here in Washington. We’ll walk you through what Congress is working (or not working) on while you’re here, and what’s likely to be on the mind of your Member of Congress or their staff when you meet with them on July 18.

How to Speak “Congress”
Ever wonder what makes the other political party tick? In this session, learn how to tailor your message to effectively communicate to Republicans and Democrats. Whether your Members of Congress are “fiscal conservatives” or “progressive liberal,” you will come away from this session able to speak to their concerns, regardless of political party, to garner support for our asks. 

From Constituent to Influencer – Cultivating Strong, Meaningful Relationships with Elected Officials
Advocacy is not a once-a-year event. If you want to be more than a constituent in a crowd and if you want to have real influence with elected officials, you have to build a culture of advocacy that permeates your entire organization. During this session, faculty will discuss time-tested approaches to building strong, beneficial relationships with elected officials. Hear real-world examples from hospices that have built and sustained relationships with elected officials through site-visits, We Honor Veterans ceremonies, employee and volunteer engagement, social media campaigns, and more.

But it’s not all work. We do let you have a little fun. Questions? Email the HAN team!

The Advocacy Intensive is free for NHPCO members. Registration is $350 for non-members.


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