Hospital and healthcare district leaders face an array of challenges in the modern healthcare environment ranging from the high cost of labor and supplies, to low reimbursement, looming seismic challenges, and
and the ever-present need to demonstrate value for the communities they serve, among others.
The common thread among these challenges? They are each significantly influenced and impacted by legislative and regulatory decisions.
The most successful healthcare districts build and maintain positive relationships with key decision makers, including local, state, and federal elected leaders, department heads, and regulators —relationships that can open doors and hearts.
Relationships are built over time through effective advocacy campaigns that educate and inform decision-makers about the vital role of hospitals and healthcare districts in communities, to share insight into their mission and goals and the challenges they face, and to inform, in clear terms, how decision-maker action can either contribute to — or detract from — those efforts.
Advocacy 101: Essential Insight for Influencing Public Policy
Whether you are seeking to change federal law, working to get a stop sign installed in your
neighborhood, or asking your boss for a raise, the ability to effectively advocate is an essential skill.
In Advocacy 101, attendees are presented with insight and perspective on influencing local, state,
and federal policy — and legislator or decision maker action; provided with helpful hints on getting
what they want/need; and equipped with the information necessary to avoid costly mistakes and
- Provide insight and perspective on influencing local, state, and federal policy — and legislator and decision maker action
- Helpful hints on getting what they want/need
- Equip them with the information necessary to avoid costly mistakes and wasted time
- Verbal presentation complemented by a Power Point slide show
- Hand outs including sample Briefing Papers
Advocacy 201: Advocacy Simulation Lab
First impressions are key to establishing strong relationships with elected officials and decision
makers — and those relationships can lead to legislative or regulatory action. Wouldn’t it be nice to
practice before heading to the Capitol for your advocacy meeting? Well now you can.
Building upon the lessons of Advocacy 101, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a
simulated advocacy meeting with the Galvanized Strategies facilitator, a seasoned legislative staff
member and hospital/health district government affairs officer, to practice their pitch in advance of
the big game. The Advocacy Simulation Lab includes open discussion and feedback to help
attendees refine and elevate their performance to improve the likelihood of success.
- Provide real-world advocacy experience and feedback
- Share best practices among attendees of various experience levels
- Interactive advocacy meeting simulation
- Facilitated feedback discussion with all attendees