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Advocacy Training: Promoting Mental Health to Policymakers

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Release Date: 2/25/2019

Expiration Date: 2/22/2022

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Description

Your voice matters! Join us to prepare for your meetings with legislators on March 12th. Learn how to ask legislators to prioritize issues facing psychiatry and your patients. This webinar will introduce you to the basics of participating in advocacy efforts on the federal and state level, including: (1) an introduction to advocacy to inform your meetings, (2) tips on how to effectively communicate with policymakers, and (3) information on advocacy efforts at the federal and state levels. In addition, this webinar will enhance your familiarity with the legislative process, outline how to be an effective advocate, and seeks to inspire your continued your involvement in APA’s future advocacy efforts. Legislators value your input as practitioners who best know the challenges and successes of psychiatry. Learn how to be an advocate for life. 

Educational Objectives

  • Learn the basics of participating in advocacy efforts on the federal and state level through an introduction to advocacy, tips on how to effectively communicate with policymakers, and information on advocacy efforts on the federal and state levels.
  • Learn how to be an effective advocate by maximizing and building your personal relationships with legislators and determine how to frame an issue or deliver the perfect policy pitch.
  • Enhance your familiarity with the legislative process and the 116th Congress.
  • Acquire tips on how to engage in advocacy-related efforts throughout your career and maintain a life-long commitment to serving as the voice of psychiatry.

Target Audience

This webinar is mandatory for APA members attending the 2019 Federal Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C.

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Program Start Date: February 21, 2019
Program End Date: March 11, 2019

How to Earn Credit

This activity has not been designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. An official CME certificate (for physicians) is not available. Individuals who wish to claim a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the activity.

Continuing Education Credit

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This enduring activity, however, is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 

Faculty and Planners

  • Dr. Saul Levin, M.D., MPA, CEO, American Psychiatric Association
  • Craig Obey, J.D., Chief, Department of Government Affairs, American Psychiatric Association
  • Dr. Katherine Kennedy, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor and Advocacy Track Co-Leader, Yale University Department of Psychiatry
  • Dr. Jose Vito, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine, Forensic Telepsychiatry, Office of Mental Health State of New York
  • Dr. Patrick Runnels, M.D., Chair, APA Council on Advocacy & Government Relations
  • Erin Philp, J.D., Director, State Relations Government Affairs, American Psychiatric Association

Hardware/Software Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ 
  • Browser: Firefox (latest version), Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 7.0+, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh:Mac OS X 10.4+ or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

For assistance: Contact educme@psych.org for questions about this course | Contact learningcenter@psych.org for technical assistance

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