Federal Advocacy Training and Capitol Hill Day

May 18, 2016 – May 19, 2016 all-day
American Academy of Pediatrics
601 13th St NW #400
Washington, DC 20005
Caitlin Van Sant
(202) 724-3320


Please Join the American Academy of Pediatrics for
What it Takes to Save a Life”
A Federal Advocacy Training and Capitol Hill Day

May 18-19, 2016
American Academy of Pediatrics
601 13th Street NW, Suite 400 North, Washington, DC 20005

Invitation with Additional Information Coming Soon!

This educational and advocacy-focused event will discuss ways the United States government can work to align maternal, newborn and child health, and family planning interventions to end preventable deaths. On the first day, participants will learn about AAP’s global programs and how they align with US funded survival programs throughout the world. Attendees will also learn how to craft an effective advocacy message and be a strong voice for children on Capitol Hill. Participants will have the opportunity to put these skills into practice on day two when they visit the offices of their Members of Congress.

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, May 18

12:00 pm         Lunch

12:30 pm         Welcome and Introductions

1:00 pm           AAP Global Programs Update

1:20 pm           Civics 101

2:15 pm           AAP Faculty Presentation

2:35 pm           Overview of Ask

2:55 pm           Making Your Message Matter: Preparing for Capitol Hill

3:10 pm           Role Play and Recap

6:00 pm           Reception on Capitol Hill

Thursday, May 19

8:00 am           Breakfast

8:30 am           Day Logistics and Overview

9:00 am           Hill Visits

12:00 pm         Lunch and Debrief

12:30 pm         Next Steps in Advocacy        

Hotel and transportation (air and ground) expenses will be covered by AAP.

For more information please contact Caitlin Van Sant at cvansant@aap.org.

Caitlin Van Sant
Legislative Assistant
Department of Federal Affairs
American Academy of Pediatrics
601 13th St. NW, Suite 400 North
Washington, DC 20005