Along with a new logo and text alert capabilities, the Hospitals Education Advocacy Team (HEAT) is proud to launch the HEAT Action Center App, making it easier for members to connect with their legislators and HEAT advocacy activities.
In the HEAT Action Center App, members will be able to search for legislators and send messages in just a few clicks. The app also allows members to register for HEAT events, like the upcoming webinar and D.C. Fly-in. Most importantly, members can respond to HEAT Action Alerts right through the app, making participation that much more convenient and quick.
“HEAT members will find the app tremendously useful for legislative meetings, especially for Advocacy Day,” said Kari Hofer, WHA, Vice President, Advocacy. “All the information needed for attending legislative meetings will be in the app—office location, talking points, and who else is attending the meeting.”
Over 1,000 health care advocates attend WHA’s Advocacy Day, and 600 of them participate in legislative visits at the Capitol. The legislative visits provide an opportunity for members to discuss important health issues with their legislators face-to-face.
“The legislative visits at Advocacy Day are an extremely important and impactful form of advocacy,” said Hofer. “We hope the app will aid advocates in their visits, but, ultimately, what matters is showing up—so legislators see all the people, their constituents, who care about hospitals and high-quality health care in Wisconsin.”
WHA staff schedule all the visits in groups by legislator, so participants will attend the meeting with fellow constituents for both their assembly person and state senator.
Electronic materials will be available through the HEAT Action Center App, and Advocacy Day materials and resources will still be available in hard copy form at the event, as they have in the past.