Advocacy Training Webinars
Learn about our grassroots engagement opportunities for 2020. This webinar will launch and provide an overview of 2020 Advocates in Action Menu, which you'll be able to download during the broadcast. You won't want to miss learning about our plans to continue some of our key ongoing initiatives - like Call to Congress Week of Action, and our Congress at Home meetings, as well as hearing about some new initiatives, including special engagement opportunities designed for and by young professionals, and a series of in-depth podcast interviews with some of our most engaged and inspiring advocates! This is your chance to see what's ahead, take note of monthly engagement opportunities, and get insights and tools to help you set your own advocacy goals for 2020! After viewing the webinar, you can use this tool to help you create and set your own advocacy goals for 2020!
ADA has consistently had success in our state-based advocacy work to impact people with diabetes daily where they live, work and play. Our state legislative agenda covers a wide variety of issues, including ensuring people have access to affordable and adequate health care, ensuring insulin is affordable, fighting discrimination in schools and at work, and supporting efforts that increase diabetes prevention and health equity. You’ll learn from ADA’s state government affairs team who cover all 50 states and the District of Columbia. You’ll learn about 2019 state-based legislative and regulatory trends, our successes, and a forecast of what’s ahead. You’ll be inspired by examples of our efforts and learn what you can do to support ADA advocacy in your state!
The pressure is on to get the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) renewed before the September 30th deadline. Join us to learn how you can keep the heat on Congress to renew. You'll hear from our federal government affairs staff about why timely renewal is crucial and get an update about congressional action on SDP. Learn how you can take action in each week in September to support renewal of this critical source of diabetes program and research funding.
ADA’s advocacy work is fueled by the passion of our advocates and funded by the financial support of our donors. Donations of all sizes, from many different sources are key to sustaining our vital diabetes advocacy efforts. Learn about the synergy between advocacy and fundraising, and how you can use our powerful advocacy messages to inspire donations. Hear from some of our top advocate fundraisers and get some fun and creative ideas – to put the FUN in fundraising!
Want to be the best Diabetes Advocate you can be? Join our Best Practices webinar to learn some of the most effective ways you can engage—whether by meeting with your federal, state and local legislators; through social media; reaching out to your local papers; or cultivating relationships throughout your community. Learn about proven advocacy best practices so you can spread our advocacy messages far and wide!
Learn from key ADA Advocacy staff about diabetes-related health disparities within minority populations, ADA’s advocacy on public policies to promote active and healthy lifestyles at the state and federal levels, and how you take action to stand up and help us bend the curve on the diabetes epidemic, Some of the questions we’ll cover: What does health equity mean? What are health disparities? How does diabetes affect individuals differently across racial/ethnic populations? Or how is ADA working to eliminate disparities through Advocacy?
Your voice is POWERFUL! Learn what simple actions YOU can take to deliver an unmistakable message to Congress. For this year’s Week of Action, Diabetes Advocates will take one simple action each day to make a difference for the millions of Americans affected by diabetes. During this webinar, we review plans for each day of our Week of Action (March 25-29) and provide supporting resources to make your advocacy as successful and impactful as possible. From sending an email to sharing the diabetes risk test, to posting on social media – each day’s action is designed to maximize our advocacy impact, raise awareness and affect positive change as Diabetes Advocates. This is YOUR chance to raise your voice for a brighter tomorrow for those affected by diabetes.
Learn how YOU can mobilize your social media networks to join us in standing up for people with diabetes and advocating for policies that make a difference in 2019. Get tips and see examples from ADA volunteers and staff experts to make your diabetes advocacy posts more impactful and engaging.
Hear from volunteer and staff leaders about the ADA’s Advocacy priorities for 2019—at the federal and state levels, and through legal advocacy. This includes health care access, research, insulin affordability, ending discrimination, and much more. Speakers discuss how ADA will pursue priorities in the current political environment in Congress, in state houses, in the courts and in regulatory agencies. And how your voice, and the voice of Diabetes Advocates across the nation can make a difference.