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