State Rep. Kim Schofield (D-Atlanta) will talk about advocacy efforts from the perspective of a lawmaker and what it means to hear about constituent’s concerns.
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The session will also include a short advocacy training session to give attendees a brief hands-on lesson in how to engage in advocacy work.
Take Home Message
“We hope members leave the session with an understanding of how the policies put in place at the federal level affect how rheumatologists practice medicine and get paid,” says Dr. Downey. “We hope members also leave the session feeling empowered that they have a voice in how policies are written and implemented.”
Mary Beth Nierengarten is a freelance medical journalist based in Minneapolis.