Advocating for changes to improve the cardiovascular heath of Canadians is important and challenging. Issues range from equitable access to care and therapies for patients, to population health-based policy changes about sugary drinks or tobacco. Over 4 years, advocacy for the CCS Quality Indicator project alone, has involved 3 federal pre-budget submissions, securing dozens of meetings and over 100 letters of support, 2 appearances before and 2 recommendations for funding from the federal Standing Committee on Finance.
Advocacy experience gained by the CCS and the Heart and Stroke Foundation have helped both organizations develop deep insight on the dos and don’ts of federal advocacy. This wisdom benefits these organizations, and should be shared with individuals and groups within our cardiovascular family who are seeking to improve care for patients and the way health systems perform.
This workshop is for the wannabe influencer who wants to advocate for change, but is looking for wisdom from experts and real-world accounts of what works, what doesn’t, and how to persevere.
We’ll offer strategies and advice on where to start and how to proceed. We’ll break down who you should be talking, how to tailor your message, and how to amplify your voice to maximize your success.
Join us to find your footing on The Hill.
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