Registration for the Advocacy Intensive is now closed. If you have questions, please call 703-837-3150, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Below is the 2014 Advocacy Intensive Agenda. Please note that schedules and session offerings are subject to change. All participants are required to attend the educational offerings on Monday, June 16.
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: Awards presentation and Testimonial
9:20am: Explanation / overview of day & folder materials
9:30am: HAN Lobbyist Issues Discussion
10:45am: Messaging for Capitol Hill Meetings
12:00pm: Lunch Challenge Sessions: Attendees will have the option of choosing from one of several informal sessions on a variety of Advocacy and Policy topics. A boxed lunch will be provided. Breakout sessions (click here for session descriptions):
- Getting Buy-In from the Top
- Role Play: What your Congressional Meeting will actually look like.
- We Honor Veterans and Members of Congress.
- Meet the Lobbyists
- PACs, Super-PACs, Campaign Finance and Hospice- what does it all mean?
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 attend either of the first two sessions – see the breakout descriptions for more information on these offerings. The third session is by HAN invitation. Concurrent sessions (click here for session descriptions)
- What do I do next? The roadmap to take your Advocacy to the Next Level!
- The perfect site visit
- An open conversation with Ways and Means Committee Staff (by invitation only)
4:15pm: Targeted Breakout Sessions and Meeting Preparation
5:30pm: Reception & Video Story Bank. We’ll end the first day with some refreshments and light fare and some great music. We’ll also be collecting the hospice stories of anyone who wants to tell the great story they’ve spent the day crafting!
8:30am: Breakfast and State Caucusing
10:00am – 4:00pm: Congressional Meetings on Capitol Hill
4:00pm: Victory stories! Come enjoy some refreshments after your Hill meetings and share your stories with your peers. We’ll talk about how the day went, answer any questions you might have and there will even be a prize or two! Note, this session is optional. HAN wants to respect those attendees who have to catch evening/afternoon flights on Tuesday.