Advocacy 101 for Providers

Friday, May 18, 2018: 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Greenway BC/HI (Hyatt Regency Minneapolis)
Homelessness is a direct result of failed policies. Providers have the expertise to affect policy change and the ability to educate lawmakers about the true impact of their policy decisions. This first half of this session will cover the basics of advocacy, detailing key policy areas, mistakes to avoid, and strategies for getting started. Subject matter experts will provide a deeper look in to Medicaid policy, social media strategy, and congressional relations.  The second half of the session will include interactive activities and case study examples of provider advocacy. Here, participants will gain tools and strategies for advocacy and learn best practices for working with clients on their advocacy.  Participants will leave this session empowered to act with the tools they need to do so.
Regina Reed, MPH (National Health Policy Organizer, National Health Care for the Homeless Council)
Barbara DiPietro, PhD (Senior Director of Policy, National Health Care for the Homeless Council)
Kevin Lindamood, MSW (President & CEO, Health Care for the Homeless, Baltimore)
Lawanda Williams (Director of Housing Services, Health Care for the Homeless)
Carrie Craig, MSW, LCSW (Director of Housing First and ACT Services, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless)
Marcella Maguire, PhD (Director for Health Systems Integration, Corportation for Supportive Housing)
Sarah Franz (Outreach Director, Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar)
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