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. The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved invites you to take part in advocacy visits as Hill Day returns to our 2023 Conference, “Transformation: Elevating Care, Clinicians, & Communities,” which will also feature dedicated advocacy sessions.
Indicate your interest in attending Hill Day by signing up during registration by June 30th, and join us from July 23-26 in Washington, D.C. to learn how you can couple advocacy with practice to further health equity at a crucial time.
Frequently Asked Questions about Hill Day
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?
ACU will set up the meetings and let participants know when and where their meetings are via email.
How should I prepare for the meeting?
In the coming weeks, ACU will release a Hill Day FAQ section on our website for participants that includes logistics, talking points, and how to prepare for a Hill meeting.
Are there any recommended educational sessions for Hill Day participants?
- July 24 at 2-3:15 p.m. ET: Voices for Care, Voices for Change: CHC Storytelling for Advocacy, Outreach, & More
- July 25 at 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET: Educating and Empowering Advocates to Speak about the National Health Service Corp
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!
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