On Monday, March 20th, the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity held its spring meeting via webinar to hear about federal policy threats and opportunities that impact obesity prevention, as well as state advocacy opportunities and challenges in the year ahead. The webinar included a refresher training on advocacy and lobbying for non-profit organizations.
Listen to a recording of the meeting here (brief registration required).
Keynote Speaker: Colin Schwartz, Senior Nutrition Policy Associate, Center for Science in the Public Interest
IAPO State Advocacy Panel Respondents:
- Adam Becker, Executive Director, The Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC)
- Melody Geraci, Deputy Executive Director, Active Transportation Alliance
- Alex Mays, National Program Director, Healthy Schools Campaign
- Rebecca Osland, Policy Associate, Illinois Stewardship Alliance
Advocacy 101 Refresher Provided By: Allen Mattison, Attorney at Trister, Ross, Schadler & Gold
Participants also heard coalition updates and learned about advocacy and engagement opportunities for Illinois.