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The AADE Advocacy Action Center provides federal and state legislative information related to diabetes education, the National Diabetes Prevention Program, medical nutrition therapy, and diabetes self-management training/education. Get involved by staying informed and taking action!

2017 Public Policy Forum- A Local Approach for a Maximum Impact 

AADE held its annual Public Policy Forum on May 5 and 6 in Rosemont, IL.

In past iterations, this event has been held in Washington, DC with a special focus on the promotion and advancement of the federal legislative agenda. However, with the ongoing trend of government decentralization, it has become increasingly important to advocate at the state and local level. With this in mind, the AADE Advocacy team crafted a Public Policy Forum program designed to train members on how to engage with policymakers locally.

This year, over 80 participants from 37 states joined us at the Forum to hear from retired legislators; active lobbyists; the Directors of the Illinois Department of Public Health, National Minority Quality Forum, National Health Council; and a panel of AADE member-activists who have taken the reigns of diabetes-related advocacy in their home states.

If you couldn’t make it to the 2017 Public Policy Forum, or if you want to review a favorite presentation, you may view the presentation slide deck here


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