Training Webinars

Move Our Mission With Meetings Back Home - August Congressional Recess Preparation — June 2015
Learn about how you can make a difference by meeting with your members of Congress in your own home district. The late summer congressional recess presents a unique opportunity when your representatives and senators are home for over a month! Learn how to make the most of an in-district meeting and deliver key messages that Congress needs to hear from us now!

Your Rights. One Voice. Local Offices & Legal Advocacy — May 2015
A Partnership That Works. Produced in collaboration with Legal Advocacy staff, as well as staff from the Center for Information and Community Support and field staff. Covers how we help people facing diabetes discrimination and legal problems, legal advocacy strategies of Educate, Negotiate, Litigate, Legislate, the process – hope people get help, partnerships among legal advocacy and local offices, and legal advocacy materials and resources.

Advocacy Outreach to Communities Hardest Hit by Diabetes — April 2015
Topics include: health disparities in context of the 1985 Heckler report; Where are we now? Diabetes health disparities 30 years later; addressing health disparities at the state level; and Association resources for outreach to minority communities hardest hit by diabetes and communicating about health disparities.

Building Capacity: Meeting Easy Advocacy Goals for All Events — February 2015
Covers general strategies and resources for building capacity for advocacy messaging and engagement at Association events in your hometown, including: how to extend our legal advocacy reach by raising awareness and support in your hometown Association events with examples straight from the field.

2015 Government Affairs and Advocacy Update — January 2015
Covers the Association's GA&A 2015 priorities, highlights of 2014 accomplishments and our roadmap for engaging "Advocates in Action" for the coming year.

2014 Government Affairs and Advocacy Update and Priorities — January 2014
Covers the Association's GA&A 2014 priorities, highlights of 2013 accomplishments and our roadmap for engaging "Advocates in Action" for the coming year

Hometown Media Engagement: Promoting Advocacy Through Traditional and Social Media — May 2013
Learn about the important role traditional and social media play in promoting and advancing your advocacy efforts in your local community.

Advocacy Outreach to Communities Hardest Hit by Diabetes — April 2013
Topics include: Association advocacy related to health disparities; culturally competent advocacy outreach, recruitment and engagement; and including Advocacy outreach and engagement in Association high risk programs.

Tailoring Advocacy Activities for Each Hometown Event — February 2013
Covers strategies and resources for advocacy messaging, outreach and engagement at Association events in your hometown, such as:

  • How you can help extend our legal advocacy outreach
  • New advocacy print materials
  • Specific strategies for each type of Association event

2013 Government Affairs and Advocacy Update and Priorities — January 2013
Covers the Association's GA&A 2013 priorities, highlights of 2012 accomplishments and our roadmap for engaging "Advocates in Action" for the coming year.

Supreme Court Ruling: What Does it Mean? — July 16, 2012.
In June, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act. What does the decision mean for people with diabetes? Learn about what the court said and how it impacts people with and at risk for diabetes.

April Advocates in Action Webinar: Spotlight on Legal Advocacy — April 26, 2012
Learn about the American Diabetes Association efforts to fight for fairness for people with diabetes; and about how you can help extend our legal advocacy reach by raising awareness and support in your hometown! Hear ideas from other markets about how they've included legal advocacy messages, personal stories, print resources, and activities in their hometown events.

Hometown Advocacy: Sharing our Stories, Inspiring Support — February 2012
Covers strategies and resources for advocacy messaging and engagement at association events, as well as for outreach to community clubs and organizations.

  • Last Reviewed: June 8, 2015
  • Last Edited: July 24, 2015