Advocacy Training



TRAINING RESOURCES TO ADVOCATE FOR HEALTH

The CMA is working to expand the capacity of Central Ohio physicians to effectively engage to public policy formation.  CMA members are welcome to join the CMA's Public Policy Committee to work with physician colleagues, or physicians can work on the issues of their own choosing, at the federal, state, or local level.

To provide additional support to this effort, the CMA has produced multiple training videos. This educational series will help prepare one for different aspects and levels of advocating in Ohio.



ADVOCACY TRAINING WITH DR. BETH LISTON

How does one effectively engage in the public policy process with elected officials? Does the legislative process seem mysterious and remote? 
This series of training videos provide a learning opportunity of basic information and legislative steps from the perspective of Ohio State Representative Beth Liston, MD.

As a former President of the Columbus Medical Association, Dr. Liston has been active as a proponent of physicians increasing their presence in public policy deliberations. To help physicians who are new to the policy world, this series is offered to provide a learning opportunity for doctors to increase their knowledge and comfort. 

WATCH ADVOCACY TRAINING SERIES WITH BETH LISTON MD



ADVOCACY 101

Meeting with Legislator: 

In this video, CMA President and Ohio House Representative, Dr. Beth Liston, walks through the steps for meeting with a legislator in the Ohio Statehouse. From making the first contact, to where to park, to tips on how to make it an impressionable interaction, this video covers it all.

Testifying:

Do you have legislative issues that you care about and would like your opinions and expertise heard by those making decisions on said issues? Then watch CMA Public Policy Committee Co-Chair, Dr. Bill Cotton, cover the basics and best practices of testifying in front of legislative committees in Ohio.