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  WHA's Advocacy Day 2023  
April 19, 2023 

9:00 to 2:00 pm - Monona Terrace Convention Center

  2:25 to 3:30 pm - Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison



There is no registration fee to attend Advocacy Day, but pre-registration is required.

 Program Description 

The Wisconsin Hospital Association’s annual Advocacy Day event brings nearly 1,000 hospital advocates from across the state to Madison. The event is designed to educate and motivate health care employees, trustees and volunteers on important health care-related issues and to encourage grassroots advocacy opportunities. Featured speakers give timely insight into state and federal health care issues, while participating in legislative visits allows attendees to speak up on behalf of their hospitals.

 Who Should Attend 

  • Hospital CEOs

  • CFOs

  • Managers

  • Nurse executives

  • Quality managers

  • Hospital volunteers

  • Hospital trustees

  • WHA HEAT grassroots members

  • Partners of WHA members

  • WHA corporate members

  • Any other hospital staff interested in helping to shape the future of health care in Wisconsin communities.

  Program Agenda  

 PLUS, Join Us for the Pre-Advocacy Day Webinar 


To prepare advocates for Advocacy Day, WHA staff will hold an Advocacy Day Pre-Event Webinar on April 12 at 1 p.m. This webinar will provide an overview of how legislative visits work, logistics of visiting the State Capitol, why these visits are important, and the topics WHA will ask you to discuss during your legislative appointments. This webinar will be recorded and emailed to all registered attendees. Attend this live webinar to ask your questions. 

Register for the Pre-Advocacy Day Webinar!

 More Resources 

Advocacy Day 2022
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
8:30 - 11:45 AM

There is no registration fee to attend Advocacy Day, but pre-registration is required.

Registration is live for Advocacy Day! For more information and to register, click here!  WHA has again contracted with the professional event platform, LeaderPass, to deliver this event to advocates across the state virtually. 

As in years past, attendees can expect to hear from a great lineup of speakers, including opening keynote to be announced soon. The day will also include the always-interesting and popular bipartisan legislative panel discussion.

While there is no registration fee to participate in Advocacy Day, pre-registration is required.

As the COVID-19 pandemic maintains its grip on our state, stretching our health care system to its limits, it has never been more important for you and your teams to participate in Advocacy Day and let your voices be heard!

Who Should Attend

  • Chief Executive Officers

  • Chief Financial Officers

  • Chief Quality Officers

  • Physician Leaders

  • Nurse Leaders

  • Hospital Department Managers

  • HEAT members

  • Hospital volunteers

  • Partners of WHA members

  • Hospital Trustees

  • Any hospital staff interested in helping to shape the future of health care in Wisconsin

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with their legislators and/or their staff virtually, and are encouraged to do so.  Specific times, in 30-minutes intervals, are set aside on March 23, 24, and 25 for these meetings.  Meetings are scheduled based on home state senate districts, to include corresponding state assembly districts.  For example, if you live in state senate district 13, your meeting will also include state representatives from state assembly districts 37, 38, and 39. 
Advocates can expect a follow-up from WHA staff a little closer to the event confirming their specific meeting date and time, along with virtual instructions to join the meeting.

There is no registration fee to attend Advocacy Day, but pre-registration is required.


Advocacy Day 2021 - Wednesday, April 14, 2021 


Come one come all to one of the greatest days we have to advocate for Healthcare by attending the VIRTUAL , 2021 advocacy day on         

April 14, 2021, from the comfort of your Home!

As always a wonderful platform of speakers will be provided to include keynote speaker, Frank Sesno, and international journalist of 30 years who is reported from around the world and known for hosting CNN. Certainly one of the highlights of this day is the presentation from a panel of bipartisan legislators who will discuss various legislative issues. An invitation has been extended to Governor Evers for a brief message.

Finally, we all will have the opportunity for a virtual visit with our very own Legislator, or Representative, about Healthcare issues in Our state. 

There is No Cost to attend. 

Please click here for more information and to Register.

Thanks for what you all do as Volunteers to Advocate for The World Cass Healthcare we have come to expect in our State.

Bill McCullough, Public Policy Education
Chair, Partners of WHA

Advocacy Day 2020 - Wednesday, March 18, 2020 CANCELLED

Advocacy Day 2019 was held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 

(Click here for WHA's video.)

For the first time, Wisconsin Hospital Association hosted two governors.  Governor Tommy Thompson had a fireside style talk with Eric Borgerding, CEO of WHA, and Governor Tony Evers spoke at lunch.  The legislative panel included four members of the Joint Finance committee.  Legislative priorities included the importance of hospitals to local economies, improving reimbursement for Medicaid services, and removing legal barriers to the practice of telemedicine.  Thank you to the almost 1,000 attendees for dedicating time to learn about the public policy issues;  600 of whom met with their legislators to discuss the issues.  

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