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August 4-7, 2024 | The Westin Washington, DC Downtown | Washington, D.C.

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Join Us for a Day of Advocacy on Capitol Hill at ACU’s 2024 Conference: Frequently Asked Questions

With funding for health centers, the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), and other programs hanging in the balance, effective advocacy to advance health equity is more vital than ever. ACU invites you to take part in advocacy visits as Hill Day returns to our 2024 Conference, which will also feature a dedicated advocacy session!

How do I sign up for ACU’s Hill Day?

Indicate your interest in attending Hill Day by signing up during registration by July 15th, and join us at #ACUConf from August 4-7 in Washington, D.C. to learn how you can couple advocacy with practice to further health equity at a crucial time.

What should I do if I already registered but didn’t sign up for ACU’s Hill Day?

Indicate your interest in attending Hill Day by filling out this google form by July 15th, which takes less than one minute to complete!

What should I do if I already signed up for ACU’s Hill Day?

ACU will reach out via email to match participants with members from their state and congressional districts.

How will I set up a meeting?

In July, quickly respond to ACU’s email to confirm your participant information. This will enable ACU to begin the meeting scheduling process for participants. When possible, we will try to group participants together for meetings.

* For those who already have meetings scheduled, please let us know the member and time of the meeting.

Participant Information
Name:
Job Title:
Name of Service Site:
Zip Code of Service Site:
Home state:
Email:
Cell Phone: (Only to be used for notifying last minute scheduling changes on Hill Day.)
Hill Day Availability: (Are you able to attend meetings between 9am-5pm?) Please note if you have to leave early for travel departure plans)

How should I prepare for the meeting?

In the week leading up to the ACU Conference, participants will receive an email containing their meeting schedule, Hill Day logistics, talking points, and tips on how to prepare for a Hill meeting.

Are there any recommended educational sessions for Hill Day participants?

Yes. We encourage attendees to consider attending the following session on August 5, 2024, from 2-3:15 p.m. ET – NHSC: Educating and Empowering Advocates to Speak about the National Health Service Corps.

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) was designed to bring primary care clinicians to the country’s most underserved communities. Unfortunately, the future of the NHSC, Health Centers and other vital programs for the underserved is at risk. We need your voice to build our power to protect and expand these vital programs. In this session, discover how to become an ACU advocate. Attendees will also learn about the NHSC’s field strength, equity and diversity within the NHSC, the program’s funding history, current issues, and recommendations for Congress to address health workforce shortages.

Objectives:

  • Learn how the NHSC is vital for addressing workforce shortages and improving diversity among clinicians
  • Educate and empower advocates to speak about the NHSC funding issues with members of Congress
  • Gain knowledge on how to conduct an effectiveHill meeting

What if I have further questions?

Contact ACU’s Deputy Director of Policy and Advocacy Jordan Marshall with any questions, and stay tuned for more information!

Jordan Marshall, Your ACU Advocacy Contact

Jordan Marshall, Deputy Director of Policy & AdvocacyJordan Marshall is leading ACU’s grassroots advocacy to secure long-term funding for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). Contact Jordan with any questions regarding policy analysis or if ACU can be of assistance with your own organizational or individual advocacy.