Virtual Advocacy Day for student health August 5

The L.A. Trust will educate Sacramento policymakers August 5 as part of CSBHA’s virtual Advocacy Day for student health.

 

School health is more important than ever, which is why leaders and program managers from The Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health will be educating state policymakers as part of the California School Based Health’s Alliance’s first-ever virtual Advocacy Day on Wednesday, August 5.

School health providers and youth throughout California are invited to join the one-day campaign to educate legislators and policymakers in Sacramento about the importance of school- and community-based efforts to support healthy students — and to outline what they are facing this fall.

RSVP now

When you sign up online you can choose to attend one of CSBHA’s “Getting Ready for Virtual Advocacy Day” webinars:

Tuesday, July 28 at 1:00 pm
Monday, August 3 at 10:00 am

Space is limited so sign up today so you have ample time to plan for your meeting.

Advocacy Day schedule

Wednesday, August 5
8:45-9:00 am Open Virtual Meeting Session
9:00-9:30 am Welcome, virtual rally and overview of visits
9:30-10:00 am Break into teams and prepare for visits
10:00 am-12:00 pm Three to four virtual visits with state legislators and their staff

 

“Legislators and policymakers need to hear from you – experts on the ground – to learn about the importance of school-based health,” according to CSBHA. “One of the best ways to gain support for better resourced and comprehensive school health services is to share what you know – and see every day – that makes this work so important.

“While we really wanted to host in-person advocacy visits earlier this year, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented those plans,” CSBHA said. “As this pandemic has disproportionately impacted people served by school-based health centers, it’s more important than ever for you to share challenges and experiences with policymakers as schools grapple with a changing environment.”

You will need to sign-up for a free Zoom account (using the same email you use to register for Advocacy Day). CSBHA recommends participating on a computer with good Internet access. You may also download the Zoom app and participate on your Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.

 

Posted July 15, 2020 at 10:18 a.m.

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