Register Now for WHA Advocacy Day 2017, April 19

You won’t want to miss this premier health care event

February 17, 2017

“I am a new board member at our local hospital. I can’t tell you how much I learned. I will NEVER miss a WHA Advocacy Day. It was tremendously educational for me.”
    - 2016 Advocacy Day attendee and hospital trustee

“Advocacy Day provided me with a strong connection as to why I LOVE my career in health care. It was an inspirational day, despite all of the challenges our industry faces. It was great to be able to share our individual voices in a collective way to raise awareness for important issues in health care.”
    - 2016 Advocacy Day attendee and hospital employee

“I think it is extremely powerful that the hospitals could come together and speak as a unified force.”
    - 2016 Advocacy Day attendee

Over 1,100 hospital and health system leaders, employees, trustees and volunteers are expected to descend on Madison April 19 for the Wisconsin Hospital Association’s premier Advocacy Day event. This year’s event is perfectly timed—April 19—to fall right during legislative action on the biennial state budget bill, which means hospital advocates will be able to speak up about important budget issues like Medicaid, behavioral health and workforce funding. Advocacy Day is free, but registration is required. Register today at:

The Advocacy Day 2017 morning keynote is Amy Walter. Known as one of the best political journalists covering Washington, D.C., Walter is national editor of the Cook Political Report and the former political director of ABC News. Over the past 14 years, Walter has built a reputation as an accurate, objective and insightful political analyst. She is a regular panelist on NBC’s Meet The Press, PBS’ Washington Week, and Fox News’ Special Report with Bret Bair. She also provides political analysis every Monday evening for the PBS NewsHour. The day’s luncheon keynote will be Governor Scott Walker (invited), and a legislator panel discussion will round out the morning sessions. 

WHA strongly believes the afternoon’s legislative meetings are the most important aspect of the day and encourages attendees to register for Advocacy Day with a legislative visit. To prepare attendees for their meetings, WHA schedules all meetings, provides an issues briefing at Advocacy Day and an optional pre-event webinar on legislative visits.

Assemble your hospital contingent for Advocacy Day 2017 April 19 at the Monona Terrace in Madison. Registration is open at:

For Advocacy Day questions, contact Jenny Boese at 608-268-1816 or For registration questions, contact Kayla Chatterton at or 608-274-1820. 

This story originally appeared in the February 17, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter