Have Your Say: Be an Advocate

December 04, 2018

It should come as no surprise that health care will be a major issue this upcoming legislative session.  Health care matters to everyone.  While it is unclear which issues will take precedence and how the dynamics of divided government will play out, one thing is clear—your elected officials will make important decisions impacting Wisconsin hospitals’ ability to deliver high-quality, affordable, and accessible health care.

Before those decisions are made, though, you can have your say. The Hospitals Education and Advocacy Team (HEAT) is a statewide network of more than 2,400 advocates serving as a powerful voice for Wisconsin health care. The HEAT program facilitates your involvement in the public policy making process by not only providing up-to-date policy information for you to read and share, but also highlighting key issues for you to give voice to.  We call that taking action, or advocacy.

Elected officials value hearing from their constituents to better understand the issues and their impact. The Legislature will be taking up the state’s biennial budget in the coming year, making it more important than ever that Wisconsin hospitals have a strong advocacy voice. And we need your help.

  • Elevate your engagement and be ready to take action.
  • If you are not already a member of HEAT, sign-up TODAY!
  • Be a leader and encourage others to have their say and be advocates by joining HEAT.
For questions or comments, contact WHA’s Vice President of Advocacy Kari Hofer.

This story originally appeared in the December 04, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter