Do you want to make a difference for the limb loss community? Are you interested in coming to Washington, D.C. to talk with your elected officials about issues that affect people with limb loss?
On April 25/26, 2017, the Amputee Coalition will be holding Hill Day in Washington, D.C.
April 25: Training and Networking starting at Noon
April 26: Visit your legislators
12777 Fair Lakes Cir
Fairfax, VA 22033
People with limb loss or limb difference
Friends, family, clinicians and supporters of all kinds
Educate and influencer our legislators as they make healthcare decisions
We encourage everyone to attend so we can share a unified voice on issues affecting the limb loss community. We need you to let us know if you can attend so that we can schedule meetings with your elected officials and talk to them about some key issues including:
- Insurance Fairness for Amputees and improving access to prosthetic and custom orthotic care
- Funding for research and programs that improve the lives of amputees
- Changes to the Local Coverage Determination Process to ensure we don’t see another Medicare LCD like we witnessed in 2015.
Hill Days includes gathering the afternoon of the 25th to prepare for our visits by reviewing materials, policy points, and how the visits typically go. On the 26th, meetings will occur throughout the day as we are able to schedule them with the congressional offices.
If you have questions about the event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hill Day 2017 Event Registration
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Brief welcome and lunch served
Formal welcome and introduction to Amputee Coalition advocacy initiatives
What to expect on the hill (navigating, story telling, meetings, talking points)
Introduction of issues and handing out information packets
Insurance Fairness for Amputees Act (appropriate access to prosthetic care)
Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act
American Orthotic & Prosthetic AssociationPolicy Priorities and Support
Guest from the hill –what to expect, importance of sharing your story
Go over packets and leave behinds
Get together with other attendees from your state/district
Media interactions and what you might encounter
Group networking and planning for scheduled meetings
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Meet for light breakfast
Divide into groups going to the House and groups going to the Senate for first meeting
Load onto shuttle busses
Leave Hyatt Regency Fair Lakes
Shuttle 1 to House Office Buildings
Shuttle 2 to Senate Office Buildings
Arrive at office buildings and get through security
Attend scheduled meetings with legislators per the schedule provided in your packet
Wrap up onthe Hill in room TBA
If you have any questions or if you’re interested in participating in the Amputee Coalition’s Hill Day, please contact us at Federal@amputee-coalition.org or toll-free at 888/267-5669, ext. 7102. Once you’ve confirmed you will be attending, we will need your full name and address so that we can start scheduling meetings for April 25/26.
Help make a difference today! Come together with a unified patient voice to advocate for the limb loss community on issues that directly impact millions of Americans!