Grassroots Advocacy/HEAT

Legislators in Madison and Washington, DC are making decisions that impact your patients and your communities. How will they know the impact of their decisions on your delivery of health care if you don't tell them?


Wisconsin Hospital Association's (WHA) grassroots advocacy efforts, through the Hospitals Education & Advocacy Team (HEAT), are part of the reason that WHA is so well respected by Wisconsin legislators--because Wisconsin hospitals have thousands of individuals across the state who tell their legislators how they feel on important issues. We need each of you to be one of those individuals?

Through the HEAT program, Wisconsin hospitals positively impact the legislative process on issues they care about and speak with one voice.

The grassroots advocacy portion of WHA's web site will allow you to:

  • Learn about the issues

  • Instantly email your legislators from your own computer!

  • Find out where your legislators stand are priority issues

  • Find out who your legislators are

  • Access a complete legislative directory

  • Access tips on how to effectively communicate with your legislators

  • Find out what grassroots activities other hospitals are working on

  • And much more.

As Napoleon Bonaparte said, "Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent."

To learn more about how your hospital can engage in grassroots advocacy and the HEAT program, contact Kari Hofer, Vice President, Advocacy, at 608-274-1820 or

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Web Coordinator,:  Patricia Franks

President:              Jan  Molaska