The Advocacy Intensive is a free two-day advocacy and policy event hosted by the Hospice Action Network in Washington, DC. The event focuses on teaching best practices in advocating for hospice, current hospice public policy topics, and connecting Hospice Advocates directly with their Members of Congress through congressional meetings on Capitol Hill. It is the premiere policy event for the hospice community. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is the 2013 Advocacy Intensive Agenda. Please note that schedules and session offerings are subject to change for the 2014 event. More information on the 2014 Advocacy Intensive program will be posted as it becomes available. All participants are required to attend the educational offerings on Monday, June 16.
2013 SAMPLE AGENDA
7:00am – 6:30pm: Registration open
8:30am: Welcome and Opening Remarks with Don Schumacher, the CEO of the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
9:00am: Keynote Address with Brad Fitch from the Congressional Management Foundation
9:30am: HAN Lobbyist Panel Discussion
10:45am: Messaging for Capitol Hill Meetings
12:15pm: Lunch: Please refer to the label on the front cover of your folder to see your assigned lunch location.
- IDT Networking Lunch, with Rabbi Malka Mittleman on “Reflections of a First-time Advocate”
- Lunch with Senate Finance Committee Staff
1:30pm: Storytelling Exercises: How to translate the wonderful stories of hospice care into powerful advocacy tools
3:00pm: Concurrent sessions: Attendees are free to go to any one of the three sessions – see the breakout descriptions for more information on these offerings.
- Hospice Advocacy Best Practices
- Congressional Staff Panel
- Storytelling for Executives
4:15pm: Targeted Breakout Sessions and Meeting Preparation
8:30am: Breakfast and State Caucusing
9:00am: Pep Rally with Congressional Speakers
10:00am – 4:00pm: Congressional Meetings
4:00pm: Victory stories!
Note, this session is optional. HAN wants to respect those attendees who have to catch evening/afternoon flights on Tuesday.