It may surprise some of you out there on the internet, but I have been known to have a bit of a cheeky side. I made a bit of a snarky tweet the other day:
Now, I’m not going to lie, I do see lots of advertisements and tweets in this vein. Someone will send me an email saying ‘FREE WEBINAR’, and what follows is a thinly veiled marketing pitch for a company’s services. Thanks to the webinar registration process, they now also have your email address and name… ugh. (Fun tip, if/when you sign up for such a webinar, instead of giving them your first name, give them something like ‘Commander Awesome’. This way, when they inevitably email you afterwards, at least their email will start with ‘Dear Commander Awesome,…’)
But I digress (can you tell it’s August?).
The thing is, I actually presented a webinar yesterday, and it wasn’t at all in this vein! You see, HAN isn’t trying to sell the hospice community anything. We are just trying to get as much good information out there about Hospice Advocacy as we can. To that end, I gave a webinar to a multi-site hospice program yesterday that updated them on the state of hospice public policy, and identified some concrete things they could do to engage their Members of Congress in the process of affecting change on those policy issues. We even identified the key Members of Congress served by that particular hospice program to give them the tools they needed to make the biggest impact for the hospice community.
You may not know this, but we are happy to do customized webinars for any hospice that requests them. If you want us to present at your all-staff meetings about the hospice policy/advocacy landscape, we’re there. Same goes for site directors, leadership teams, or even your Board of Directors. We even have the software to run it- at no cost to you. You see, an informed hospice community is one that’s willing to take action when it’s needed most, and so that’s what we strive to achieve. If you want more information, you can email me at akudner [at] nhpco [dot] org. I’ll be happy to talk to you about how we can help.
Plus, we won’t try to sell you a timeshare in the Florida swamps. We promise.