Advocacy Training Webinars
Special diabetes program (SDP): final push for renewal – September 2019
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.
Raising support for diabetes advocacy – May 2019
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!
Become a better diabetes advocate – April 2019
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!
Health equity and diabetes advocacy– April 2019
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?
Call to congress week of action webinar – March 2019
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.
The power of social media advocacy – February 2019
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.
2019 ADA advocacy priorities & new congress – January 2019
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.
Planning for impact: ADA advocacy in 2019 – December 2018
This webinar ushers in a new year and new approach to ADA Grassroots Advocacy in 2019, with big goals and lots of new opportunities for Diabetes Advocates to get involved and raise their voices to support those impacted by diabetes. Staff and volunteer leaders share the 2019 ADA Advocates in Action engagement menu options for how Diabetes Advocates can engage, take action and advocate! There's something for everyone. Watch and learn the ways YOU, as an individual, or as a local advocacy leader can get more involved in advocacy and learn how to activate and engage others!
- What are your 2019 Advocacy Goals? Use this document with templated goals (or write your own) to identify where you will focus your diabetes advocacy efforts for 2019. If you have any questions, please call 651-230-5429.
Candidate engagement: building relationships – building success - September 2018
Candidates for public office - both challengers and incumbents - are eager to connect with constituents and demonstrate their understanding of key issues facing their communities. It's critical that diabetes is elevated as a top concern for those running for office at all levels of government in 2018.
Congress at Home Prep webinar 2: priority messaging, policy asks & the very latest from Capitol Hill - July 2018
In this second of two Congress at Home Prep webinars, ADA staff will share the very latest developments on Capitol Hill and walk through key messaging and asks for congressional meetings at home this August. Participants will also hear from veteran Diabetes Advocacy leaders about best practices to hold an effective and successful meeting with members of Congress and their staff. This webinar will provide critical information, updates and resources to help advocates have successful meetings with their elected officials.
Take advantage of your opportunity to raise voice at home! - June 2018
One of the best opportunities to support people with diabetes and deliver the ADA message is by meeting with Congress.
In August, your members of Congress will be at home meeting with constituents. These meetings help set their agenda and the way they vote when they return to Washington, D.C.
Kids with diabetes: how ADA helps - June 2018
Join the ADA and other parents from around the country to learn about the many, many ways the work of the American Diabetes Association touches and supports your child's life everyday.
- ADA addressing insulin affordability
- ADA keeping kids safe at school
- ADA as a scientific standard bearer for your child’s everyday management
- ADA promoting innovative technologies and treatments
- ADA leading the search for a cure
- ADA camps
- ADA easing the adjustment to new diagnosis
- ADA public policy work on behalf of children with diabetes
- Kids engaged in ADA advocacy - at home and in DC
Please join us for this inspiring, informative webinar. You'll hear first-hand from a pediatric psychologist, from other parents, and from individuals living with diabetes how ADA makes a difference for kids with diabetes!
Partnering for health equity: diabetes advocacy - April 2018
Learn from key staff and coalition partners about how ADA works with partners to address barriers to health equity at all levels, including: Partnering at federal level: Special Diabetes Program for Indians, partnering at state level - case studies from recent legislative efforts, Screen at 23 Campaign for Asian Americans, and an organizational update about the work of the Community Integrated Health Strategy Team – focusing on systems solutions for population health improvement.
2018 Government Affairs & Advocacy update & Priorities - February 2018
The American Diabetes Association Government Affairs and Advocacy Priorities for 2018, and highlights of 2017 accomplishments within Federal and State government affairs, as well as in our Legal Advocacy fight to end discrimination.