Educational Session and Birds-of-a-Feather Reception Gives Private Duty Attendees Information Needed for Success
March 19, 2013 12:46 PM
The second day of the March on Washington | Private Duty Integrated Conference and Exposition allowed private duty organizations to both arm themselves with the skills and strategies they need for successful legislative visits on Capitol Hill as well as the ability to network and learn from one another in an informal setting.
One of the Private Duty afternoon sessions was a primer on successful Capitol Hill visits. The session, from 2.00 – 3.30, shared insights and background tools that will help make meetings with lawmakers and their staff more successful. Lead by Lucy Andrews, RN, MS, CEO, At Your Service Home Care, Santa Rosa, CA, Vice President, NAHC Board of Directors; Brittnei Salerno, BS, Administrator and President, La Jolla Nurses Home Care, La Jolla, CA, Immediate Past-Chair, CAHSAH, the session included tips for a successful Capitol hill visit – covering everything from logistical planning to how to leave a positive first and last impression, as well as the importance of persistence.
The session was focused specifically towards Private Duty home care representatives, and was attended by those who were both novice and experienced legislative advocates.
Similar to the lobbying 411 session for Private Duty attendees, the Birds-of-a-Feather Roundtable also highlighted issues of importance to the Private Duty community in an informal setting. With topics ranging from “Strategic Issues in Private Pay” to how to utilize social media, from Chronic disease management to the use of technology, the Birds-of-a-Feather reception and roundtable allowed the Private Duty community to come together to share tips, pointers and insight, as well as to discuss other topics from the second day of NAHC’s integrated conference.