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2017 Policy Summit | Saturday Afternoon-Policy in Action Track

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2017 Policy Summit | Saturday Afternoon-Policy in Action Track

Goal: Teach students how to apply their health policy skills toward actionable and achievable change.

  1. Learn how to effectively deliver a speech at a townhall meeting or rally.
  2. Identify the various aspects of grassroots initiatives and how to build a sustainable intervention.
  3. 3. Analyze recent trends and academic literature to write persuasive letters to political representative and organizationss.

2:30-3:05 PM Win When: The 21st Century Challenges to Health Equity
Kevin Jenkins, Ph.D.
Vice-Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow and Associate Fellow, The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.

3:15-3:50 PM A Political Advocacy Primer for Doctors: Lessons Learned from a Year on The Hill
Natalie Kirilichin, M.D.
Emergency Medicine Physician and Assistant Professor, George Washington University

4:00-4:35 PM Health Policy and Advocacy as a Medical Student
LMSA Policy Committee

4:45-5:20 PM Effective Grassroots Organizing: Best Practices for Community Health Center Advocates
Alex Harris, M.P.H.
Deputy Director for National Advocacy, National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).

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