Advocacy & Access Ambassadors

Advocacy & Access Ambassadors

What is HCC’s Advocacy & Access Ambassadors?

Advocacy & Access Ambassadors are volunteers in a leadership position who will help establish and build a strong grassroots network of bleeding disorders advocates in California.  The Ambassadors will increase awareness and advocate on legislative and health policy initiatives that areimportant to the bleeding disorders and rare disease community.  They also serve as liaisons between HCC, legislators and other public officials, state agencies, the bleeding disorders community and the public.

Who Should Join?

  • Adults who never had the opportunity to participate in Future Leaders can get advocacy training and stay informed of specific opportunities to advocate on behalf of the bleeding disorders community.
  • Former Future Leaders will find the Ambassador role a great opportunity to continue to grow and utilize their advocacy skills.

Why Should I Join?

  • Connect with other community members, caregivers and stakeholders, within our state and nation through calls, webinars and in-person meetings and events.

  • Participate in local and state events.

  • Connect, learn and address key advocacy and access issues and processes for the bleeding disorders community.

  • Develop relationships with key decision-makers and opinion leaders.

  • Share your story to help other community members by raising awareness.

  • Receive news and information on what advocacy and access action HCC is taking.

  • Participate in setting HCC advocacy priorities.

To Apply:

Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years old or older

  • Must live in California

  • Must have a bleeding disorder or family member with a bleeding disorder

  • Must be connected with the BD community a passion for advocating for the bleeding disorders community and desire to make change

  • Possess good organizational and communication skills

  • Ability or willingness to learn public speaking

  • Knowledge and understanding of HCC

Calendar:

Every other month webinar @ 6 – 7:30 PM

  • January 10th – First webinar
  • March 14
  • March 29 – Legislative Day
  • May 9
  • July 11
  • September 12
  • November 14

If you have questions or would like to request a PDF version of the application, please email Andrea at apalladino@hemophiliaca.org

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS DECEMBER 10TH!

Commitment of Ambassadors:

  • Two year commitment, with annual recommitment each year after.
  • First and second year participants receive different and sequential training opportunities.
  • Third year+ participants can remain as mentors and advocates who receive updates and periodic training and/or advocacy projects.
  • Projects for completion between meetings should take 1 – 2 hours / month.
  • Webinars during years 1 & 2 will be every other month for 90 minutes each.
  • Leadership role in Legislative Day; priority for travel assistance funds.
  • Webinars will be time for updates, training, education, leadership and information on campaigns, issues and progress of HCC’s work.

Thank you to our Sponsors!