AADE e-Advocacy Newsletter

April through June 2012

AADE State Legislative Coordinators Visit Washington, DC

On April 16th and 17th 2012, with generous contributions from Eli Lilly, Roche, Johnson & Johnson, Novo Nordisk and Pfizer, Inc., we were able to bring the AADE state legislative coordinators to Washington, DC for a two-day public policy forum.

The states that were represented are as follows: California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Ohio, Maine, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Hawaii, Michigan, Georgia, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Florida, Nebraska, Vermont, Minnesota, South Carolina, Texas, Mississippi, New Mexico, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

AADE President, Sandi Burke, talks about the importance of DSMT with Congresswoman Judy Biggert (R-13-IL)
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SAVE THE DATE!!! Free CE in Indy from AADE Advocacy!

Save the Date, July 31, 2012 and Be An AADE Advocate!

As part of the AADE Grassroots Advocacy strategic initiative we have been facilitating a national effort to educate diabetes educators how to better advocate on behalf of their profession and patients as well as better communicate relevant diabetes issues to their state legislators and members of Congress.

We have been achieving this by attending State and LNG meetings for CE sessions and providing "fly-in" trainings to the State Legislative Coordinators(SLCs) so they can take their knowledge back to their communities.

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AADE Social Media Outlets

Social media outlets are by nature grassroots platforms. They make available a way for communities, not only to network, but to form around issues.  With 57% of the population talking to people more online than they do in real life it only makes sense to embrace this as another conduit to engage in discussion.
Join the AADE social media today!
  • AADE Facebook to network with your colleagues and connect with people from all over the country who have similar interests
  • Join the AADE LinkedIN network to establish professional and business relationships
  • Follow AADE on twitter to receive quick and easy information regarding diabetes education and related issues

Remember to use #AADE12 when tweeting during the Annual Meeting in Indianapolis!

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New Public Policy Position Statements

AADE is always working for its members at both the Federal and State levels on issues that support and promote the diabetes educator. In addition we monitor relevant legislative so we can support or oppose those issues that have an impact on the diabetes community as a whole.

AADE’s public policy position statements and comments are the official stance the association has taken on existing legislative or regulatory initiatives.

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AADE New Regional Field Coordinator

The AADE Advocacy department we would like to give a warm welcome to the new Regional Field Coordinator for the eastern United States!

Patricia "Mickey" Stuart, BS, MPH, MS, CDE, an AADE member from Vicksburg, Mississippi, will be providing AADE member advocacy and communication consulting services for the eastern region working directly with our Advocacy and Volunteer Services departments. Mickey has a strong background working on advocacy related issues as well as National AADE leadership experience. Mickey has served on the AADE Board of Directors as the SPG liaison, was a member of the Advocacy and Professional Practice committees, is a current MAC Co-facilitator, and was part of the coordinating body transition team for the state of Mississippi.

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