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Community Care Network of Kansas invites you, your staff and board members to join us for our Advocacy Dinner & Strategy Session the evening of Tuesday, January 28, 2020 and Advocacy Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
Community Care’s Advocacy Day is our chance to have a real presence with the Legislature, to be noticed and heard at the Capitol. We have important policy issues on the agenda for 2020, including KanCare Expansion, funding for school-based health services, 340B protection and increased funding for community clinics. And legislators pay attention to your stories about how community clinics are positively impacting patients and communities.
STRATEGIES FOR 2020
At the Strategy Session dinner, Community Care will provide you with a packet of information to share with your local Legislators, including our Legislative Platform. We will review the platform, share talking points and update members on the political climate and issues at hand.
CLINIC DATA SHEETS
It is important that you share information about your clinic as well. We will create a Clinic Data Sheet for you, although you’re free to continue developing your own if that is your preference. This is a new service Community Care is providing to members this year. The data sheets will include overall patient data and economic impact on the community. The Data Sheet will be included in your Legislative packet.
EXHIBIT AT THE CAPITOL
We will have exhibits on the second floor rotunda in the Capitol. Each clinic is asked to participate as an exhibitor on January 29, 2020, from 8 am – 2 pm. Tables will be provided. Reserve your space on the registration form.
We ask that you schedule appointments to visit with your Legislators during the event. We will send contact information for all the Legislators representing your clinic’s service area, so watch your inbox. The Legislators will be back in Topeka on January 13, so you can begin making appointments later that week.
Please share your appointment times with us prior to Advocacy Day. You may request that a Community Care representative attend your appointments with you, if you feel that will be helpful.
A block of rooms are available at Capitol Plaza Hotel. To make your reservation, call 785-431-7200 by January 6, 2020 to ensure the $95/night rate. The event registration deadline is January 22.
Questions? If you have questions, contact Kari Parker at 785-861-7854.
Thank you for your participation in this popular annual event. We look forward to another successful year of advocating with you as we work together to increase access to quality health care for all Kansans.