DPAC is now accepting applications for the next DPAC Policy Training Meeting, which will take place in Washington, D.C. from April 30 to May 2, 2019. Individuals impacted by diabetes who have a passion for policy advocacy and wish to have advanced training are encouraged to apply.
DPAC held its first Policy Training meeting in October of 2018, which brought together advocates from all over the county. This in-depth meeting will offer social media and public speaker training alongside education on policy issues our community currently faces and how to effectively advocate on a state and federal level. We'll be bringing in experts and sharing best practices before we head up to Capitol Hill for Hill Day.
Join your fellow DPAC advocates to meet with members of Congress and their staff, along with advocates from other organizations. Rather than research funding (which is what JDRF and ADA do best, so why reinvent the wheel?!) meetings, this Hill Day's focus will be on policy issues and upcoming bills in Congress.
For those who have shown an interest in policy advocacy and are selected to attend, DPAC will provide travel and lodging to Washington, D.C. to attend the meeting. Tuesday and Wednesday will be intensive training days (sorry - no time to sightsee!). Thursday will be our Hill Day, and attendees will depart from the Hill to head back home.
What Comes Next?
The fun (and we hope it will be fun for attendees) doesn't stop after the DPAC Policy Training Meeting. DPAC will be providing additional training and resources throughout 2019 to help these determined policy advocates in their own state. They may also be asked to speak in their state legislature (or come back to D.C.) on a diabetes issue. Diabetes policy advocacy isn't a quick fix; we're in this for the long-haul!
How Do I Apply?
Please take careful note of the application requirements and take your time answering the questions.
Applications will be accepted until FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8th.
We will announce the DPAC Policy Training Meeting attendees the week of February 18th.
We hope you'll consider applying and joining us in Washington, D.C. to advocate for our community!