Winning in Washington today requires an integrated team. It’s imperative that communicators and government relations experts work together and understand the nuance of each other’s specialties. This was especially true for supporters of education and health home visiting across the country as they sought continued federal funding for their work. Their two-year effort came together in February when Congress included funding in the big budget deal. What strategies and tactics won the day for the coalition? What can other advocates learn from this victory for underserved families and children?
Catriona Macdonald, executive director, Association for State and Tribal Home Visiting Initiatives and Adam Shapiro, President/CEO, ASPR will give us an insiders’ view of what it took to secure $400 million annually for five years for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program.