2016 School Health Advocacy Visits

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We invite you to join our impressive school health field for an afternoon of advocacy on the afternoon of Thursday, May 5, 2016.

In small groups, you will be assigned to 1-3 meetings with Sacramento policymakers. This will give you the opportunity to teach them about school-based health and encourage their support for policies that move the school health movement forward. While we can’t guarantee it, we will do our best to assign you to an advocacy meeting with your representative(s).

Thursday, May 5, 2016
10:00-1:00 Pre-Conference Workshops (Optional)
1:00 Lunch & Prepare for Visits
2:30-5:00 Visits with Legislators & Policymakers
5:00 Welcome Reception

We encourage everyone, regardless of experience advocating to policymakers, to join in raising our collective voice. In order to answer questions and prepare you for advocacy meetings, we are offering two webinars that will cover the basics of advocacy, what to expect in meetings with legislators, and a draft agenda for meetings. Please register for one of these webinars:

Participating in the advocacy event is free for attendees of our conference: Advocating for Equity in Education & Health Care.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests received in writing by April 8, 2016, will receive a full refund. Cancellation requests received in writing after April 8, 2016, but before April 15, 2016, will receive a 50% refund. No refunds for no shows or cancellations received after April 15, 2016. You may substitute an attendee from the same organization by contacting the registrar prior to the event, or at the registration table on the day of the conference.