Today’s Ragan’s Health Care Communication News features an insightful article from our D.C. Managing Director, Anne Woodbury, that spotlights the power of finding champions in Congress who have a personal connection to your issue. Woodbury touches on some historic examples of Congressional leaders whose personal health care experiences inspired their strong advocacy on specific health issues. She also shares some of the stories we found while researching the backgrounds of new members of Congress in the FRESHMAN HEALTHBOOK. Check it out here.
Happy New Year from all of us at TogoRun! We wanted to start the year off with a fresh look at the stakeholders who will be driving much of the health policy work in Washington, DC. Yesterday, Congress swore in the 113th Congressional Freshman Class. Simultaneously, TogoRun released our powerful new resource: THE FRESHMAN HEALTHBOOK. We’ve heard that this resource is already proving to be an excellent tool for our clients, the media and the broader health care advocacy community.
THE FRESHMAN HEALTHBOOK examines each new member’s health care-specific background and identifies his/her positions on key health care issues, such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), medical innovation, children’s health, mental health, Medicare, physician reimbursement, reproductive rights and veterans’ health. Each member’s profile offers insights and perspectives that may help advocates find common ground for engagement.