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Public Policy Forum

This is where members learn how to meet with their legislators and develop skills to advocate for diabetes care and education.

Participate in Diabetes Advocacy Training

Every year, we host a Public Policy Forum and Hill Day to train members how to advocate on behalf of the profession.

Our Public Policy Forum features an excellent panel of speakers and provides networking opportunities and in-depth diabetes advocacy training on how to meet with legislators — skills members can use on Capitol Hill or with their state legislature.

This event is for ADCES® members with all levels of advocacy experience and has no cost to register.

Diabetes Advocacy Training

Public Policy Forum & Hill Day – Past & Present

2024 Virtual Public Policy Forum, March 6-7, 2024, Save the Date

2024 Public Policy Forum & Hill Day

The ADCES Virtual Public Policy Forum & Hill Day are returning in 2024. The event will take place during Obesity Care Week and will focus on advocacy for cardiometabolic care. 

This free event is open to all ADCES members with any level of advocacy experience – from beginner to expert.


Registration for the March 7th Hill Day will close on February 22nd. Registration for the March 6th training will remain open until March 1st. Attendees of the Hill Day must also register for and attend the training.

  • Virtual PPF training: March 6, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
  • Virtual Hill Day: March 7. Congressional meeting times will vary.
Event Overview
  • ADCES Advocacy priorities and 2024 activities
  • The state of diabetes policy in Washington
  • Legislative training on key cardiometabolic issues
  • Preparing for Congressional meetings including team breakouts
Key Cardiometabolic Legislation
  • Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training Act
  • Treat and Reduce Obesity Act
  • Permanent telehealth expansion in Medicare
Confirmed Speakers
  • Jane K. Dickinson, RN, PhD, CDCES, 2024 ADCES President
  • Hannah Martin, MPH, RDN, Director of Advocacy, ADCES
  • Sheila Burke, MPA, RN, FAAN, Baker Donelson
  • Tiffani Williams, JD, MPH, The Daschle Group
  • Cristy Gallagher, MPAff, STOP Obesity Alliance at GWU
  • Kyle Zebley, American Telemedicine Association
  • Teresa Martin, MS, RD, LD, CDCES, ADCES Advocacy Committee Chair
  • Rosanne Ainscough, RDN, CDCES, ADCES Advocacy Committee Member
  • Gayle Jennings, MS, RDN, LDN, BC-ADM, CDCES, Former ADCES Advocacy Committee Member

2024 Public Policy Forum Resources

Below are links to the prep materials and leave-behind materials to prepare for and follow up after Hill Meetings as part of the 2024 Virtual Public Policy Forum. The leave-behinds apply to the 118th Congress (2023-2024) versions of the bills.


Thank You, Sponsors!

Thank you to our 2024 Public Policy Forum sponsors, Lilly and Dexcom.