The National AHEC Organization's Countdown to the Capitol webinar series is designed to prepare the entire NAO membership to join together as one strong voice on Capitol Hill during the 2016 NAO Conference; AHEC on the Hill: A Capitol Idea. The 2016 NAO Conference will be held June 27th – 30th, 2016 at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel.
You can prepare yourself by attending webinars or viewing the recorded webinars.
The content for each topic in the series is designed to meet the membership needs and is based on results from NAO advocacy survey.
Webinar 1: How Washington Works! Understanding Advocacy: Describes Advocacy and how AHECs can influence legislative decisions, including budgets, by establishing and maintaining relationships with congressional offices.
Webinar 2: Strengthening the Foundation for Advocacy and Relationship Building: Focuses on Congressional Champions and how you can develop Congressional Champions for AHEC and how to use the State Data One-Pager that was developed for you by the NAO CORE.
Webinar 3: The Language of Advocacy: Developing a Strategy for Communication: Discusses the federal Appropriations process, NAO's legislative priorities and how to schedule office visits during the upcoming AHEC on the Hill: A Capitol Idea! Conference with tips on logistics and planning.
Webinar 4: The Final Checklist: Preparations to make an impact in Washington!: Summarizes the basic tips that have been shared throughout the series. Attendees and will hear about NAO's plans for the Capitol Hill Rally and Congressional Visits and will learn some key follow-up strategies to ensure ongoing successes with elected officials.
Angela M. Boyer (Indiana AHEC Network)
Kristina Fjeld-Sparks (New Hampshire AHEC)