PCPA Hill Day

Join PCPA at Hill Day!
Make Your Voice Heard on Capitol Hill
Join PCPA for the National Council’s 8th Annual Public Policy Institute and Hill Day June 25 – 26 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Washington, DC. Each year at Hill Day hundreds of behavioral health providers, administrators, board members, consumers, and community stakeholders come for a full day of sessions and workshops on federal behavioral health policy, followed by visits with their elected officials on Capitol Hill to advocate for the field’s priorities.

At the Public Policy Institute on June 25, members will have the opportunity to hear from key congressional and administration staff and policy experts who will provide an update on important federal policy initiatives. There will also be breakout sessions on advocacy techniques, federal grant funding, and social media marketing. On June 26, members meet with elected officials on Capitol Hill. The National Council will hold a reception each night: one on Capitol Hill to honor Legislators of the Year and the other at the Hyatt Regency to recognize member achievements and advocacy efforts. More details and registration information is available on the 
Hill Day web site.
PCPA experiences better reception from congressional offices when there is only one visit on specific issues from Hill Day participants. PCPA has requested appointments with both Pennsylvania Senators, to which all PCPA members in attendance are invited, and will also make appointments with members of Congress when requested. If PCPA is asked to make a Congressional appointment, every effort will be made to schedule the appointment at a time that does not conflict with Senatorial appointments, but requests for specific times cannot be taken. Those members requesting that PCPA schedule an appointment must be responsible for ensuring the appointment time is covered. Any member who has already scheduled an appointment with a congressman is invited to share that appointment time with other members by informing PCPA when the visit is to take place. PCPA will distribute a list of appointments to all association registrants.
More information will be shared as it becomes available, including scheduled appointment times and National Council talking points. Hill Day is a wonderful opportunity to ensure that federal lawmakers understand the importance of high quality and accessible behavioral health services to their communities. The Pennsylvania presence at Hill Day continues to grow and PCPA hopes that this year is no exception!
Questions and comments may be shared with George Kimes (george@paproviders.org) or Anne Leisure (anne@paproviders.org). 

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