Adolescent Health Advocacy Training

Photo from 2016 SAHM Annual Meeting Advocacy Training Hill Visits

The SAHM 2019 Annual Meeting Adolescent Health Advocacy Training is a two part/two-day event. The first part includes an in-depth training session on how to advocate at the federal level, led by experienced adolescent providers and professional staff from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) with expertise in federal policy. The second part culminates with visits to your congressional offices on Capitol Hill to advocate for key legislative issues impacting adolescents. Congressional visits will be organized by the AAP using the address information you provided within registration to identify your local representative.  


Registration for this event is $60 per person. Those interested can do so within the 2019 Annual Meeting registration form. Those who have already registered for the meeting may add this event by following the instructions on your registration confirmation. 

Note: This event is an optional activity, is not included in the overall registration fee and must be selected as an additional event during the registration process.  

Registration for Advocacy Training is now closed. 

Advocacy Training Schedule of Events

A detailed event schedule will be provided to all SAHM 2019 Advocacy Training registrants. Advocacy Training and Congressional Hill visits will occur concurrently with Annual Meeting program.

Adolescent Health Advocacy Training Session
Wednesday, March 6 – 2:30-6:00 p.m.
Session will take place in the SAHM annual meeting hotel. Specific room assignment TBA. Session agenda to be posted as soon as it becomes available. 

Advocacy Training: Capitol Hill Congressional Visits
Thursday, March 7 – 8:00 a.m. - Noon

Visits will be coordinated by AAP staff and a schedule will be provided to all Advocacy Training registered attendees prior to the event. Transportation will be provided from the Wardman Park to Capitol Hill. 

Advocacy Training Debrief Session
Thursday, March 7 – 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Short debrief meeting will take place to allow attendees and facilitators to discuss their experiences visiting Capitol Hill.  


Questions? Please feel free to contact SAHM Meetings Coordinator Andrea Ward for more information.