Advocacy Day

WHA is known for its superior government relations results and impactful advocacy on behalf of its members. The annual WHA Advocacy Day is designed to educate and motivate health care employees, trustees and volunteers on important health care-related issues and to encourage grassroots advocacy opportunities. 

Each year, featured national speakers give timely insight to state and federal health care issues, and participating in state legislative visits allows attendees to advocate on behalf of their hospitals.

WHA Contact

Kari Hofer
Vice President, External Affairs
EMAIL: Kari Hofer

Leigh Ann S. Larson
Vice President, Education & Marketing
EMAIL: Leigh Ann S. Larson

Sponsorship Opportunities

WHA's Advocacy Day would not be possible without the generous support of its event sponsors. WHA event sponsorship opportunities are exclusive to WHA Corporate Members only. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for our next event, contact WHA's Leigh Ann Larson at for more information.

Relevant Videos

Video highlights from 2019 Advocacy Day in Madison.

Highlights from Past Advocacy Day Events

More than 700 health care leaders, providers, hospital staff, trustees and volunteers traveled from across Wisconsin on March 20, 2024, to the state’s capitol to participate in the Wisconsin Hospital Association’s (WHA) annual Advocacy Day.

In-Review View Photo Gallery 2024 Advocate of the Year 2024 Advocacy All-Star Award

Health Care Quality Showcase

Wisconsin hospitals showcased their quality improvement initiatives at the Capitol Rotunda.

The Health Care Quality Showcase offered legislators, hospital staff and leadership, and the public the opportunity to engage with the dedicated staff behind enhanced patient care at Wisconsin hospitals.

From bolstering quality and safety to enhancing accessibility and value, attendees witnessed the transformative strides being made every day by these health care professionals.

Featured projects included topics such as improving care for older adults, transitional care management, advancing health equity in rural communities, coordinating care and much more.

List of Quality Showcase Posters View Photo Gallery