SBHC Advocacy 101: Telling Your Story to Federal Policymakers


  • Brooke Lehmann, MSW, JD, Partner, Capitolworks, LLC, Washington, DC
  • Megan Zuckerman, JD, Partner, Capitolworks, LLC, Washington, DC

The 2019 National School-Based Health Care Convention will return to the national capital region this year. On Tuesday, June 25, we invite you to participate in Advocacy Day and join your SBHC colleagues from across the country on Capitol Hill to educate members of Congress on school-based health centers. Advocacy Day is an incredible opportunity for you to connect with your policymakers and share with them the amazing work SBHCs are doing in your community.

Join us for this dynamic webinar to learn how to become the most effective advocate you can be! Participants will learn how our federal government works, the “in’s and out’s” of Congress, and how best to tell your SBHC’s story. Presenters will walk participants through everything from how congressional offices and staff are structured, how to contact an office, who to ask for, how to communicate with that staffer, how to conduct a meeting with a congressional staffer, which materials and information to have available, and what’s the best way to follow-up.

In preparation for our upcoming Hill day during the June convention, participants will also be provided with an explanation of the current reauthorization bill, talking points, sample emails, and the materials that will be provided the day of the meetings. This webinar will be the perfect opportunity to both new and seasoned advocates to learn and review critical information about our current legislative strategy and how your efforts can help us pass this bill! There will be plenty of time for question and answers and participants should leave the webinar not only feeling confident in their abilities to advocate but excited to take on this role with other SBHC advocates from across the country.

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