NPR’s Mara Liasson to Keynote Advocacy Day 2018 on March 21

Registration now open!

November 10, 2017

Each year, the WHA Advocacy Day event grows both in number of attendees and in the impact made on our legislators in Madison. Advocacy Day is one of the best ways hospital employees, trustees and volunteers can make an important, visible impact in the state capitol. Help make the 2018 event a great success by assembling your hospital contingent for 2018 Advocacy Day, set for March 21, at the Monona Terrace in Madison.

As always, Advocacy Day 2018 will have a great lineup of speakers, including morning keynote Mara Liasson, national political correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR). Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR’s award-winning newsmagazines, All Things Considered and Morning Edition. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC, focusing on the White House and Congress. As the 2018 Advocacy Day keynote speaker, Liasson will explore the current political climate and health policy, discuss what it means for America, and what impacts individuals, communities and health providers might expect during the next few years.

The annual legislative panel discussion will round out the morning session, followed by a luncheon keynote address from Gov. Scott Walker (invited). The highlight of Advocacy Day is always the hundreds of attendees who take what they’ve learned during the day and then meet with their legislators in the state capitol in the afternoon. In fact, over 650 visits were made last year that directly impacted the outcomes of priority legislation. Speaking up on behalf of your hospital by meeting with your legislators during Advocacy Day is essential in helping educate legislators on your hospital and on health care issues.

Join over 1,100 of your peers from across the state at Advocacy Day 2018 on March 21. 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 November 10, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter