Diabetes Advocacy Boot Camp (DABC)
March 11, 2016 in Las Vegas
Join DPAC at the first face-to-face DABC (Diabetes Advocacy Boot Camp) and learn how to become an effective diabetes policy advocate – while having fun!
On Friday, March 11, 2016, the Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition will be in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Flamingo Las Vegas, holding a highly interactive session on diabetes policy advocacy. It is free and open to the public, but you will need to register using this link.
We recognized that no one is a born policy advocate. No one is an expert without learning the fundamentals of a topic (and that goes for diabetes, too!). Just as we are given guidance on how to manage our diabetes in order to become better versed in taking care of ourselves, we need to explore and learn from others about advocacy.
There isn’t currently a program for diabetes policy advocacy, so… we’ve created one.
This was something that we realized at DPAC; not only do you need an “easy button” for policy advocacy, but you need an “easy button” to learn about becoming a policy advocate. (We promise – no push ups!)
Advocating for yourself in healthcare situations or raising awareness (or funding) for diabetes is important. Policy advocacy is different, with it’s own vocabulary and rules. DPAC will help those interested in stepping into the world of diabetes policy advocacy and making sure policy makers know that 29 million Americans and their families need their help when it comes to diabetes issues.
What will DABC Cover?
During DABC, Bennet Dunlap will give a brief overview of what diabetes policy is, why it’s important to our community, and then how to talk with government representatives and their staff so that they’ll listen – and help us. You’ll learn how to share your story so that it’s personal to them. (And of course, there will be special guests!)
This is a highly interactive session. Come prepared to have fun and learn about how to be an effective policy advocate. Join Bennet and other passionate people who want to change the diabetes world on Friday, March 11, 2016 in Las Vegas.
(Can’t make it to Vegas for this DABC? We’ll be holding sessions this summer online and in person. Stay tuned!)