SGS Advocacy in Aging Virtual Forums
2023 Virtual Forum
Find Your Place in Advocating for Disaster Planning and Response
Find Your Place in Advocating for Disaster Planning and Response for older adults. This two-day virtual forum provided opportunities to explore challenges, highlight best practices, and discuss ways for attendees to become more involved in addressing disaster planning and response activities within their own organizations and communities. We heard from local, state, national and international voices on disaster response networks, best practices, key resources and training, and volunteer opportunities.
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2022 Virtual Forum
Finding Your Path to Advocacy
Bridging research and practice is a cornerstone of the work of SGS members, but policy and advocacy also play a large role at the local and state level. This forum is intended to help participants find their path to advocacy, whatever their work or life focus.
A key component of impactful gerontological practice is staying informed and actively involved in policy about older adults. Learn how national and state advocacy groups have affected policy change and get an idea of different ways to get involved. It doesn't matter if you are a seasoned legislative aide or just getting started on your advocacy journey, come away from this afternoon refreshed and energized with ideas about how to get involved in policy and advocacy.
Take the lessons from day one a step further. Meet organizations across three states that are advocating for the direct care workforce. Then join us for a special report from SGS about problems and concerns in the south. End the day by joining fellow attendees and voicing your ideas about what advocacy ideas SGS should prioritize and making an action plan!
Not an SGS Member, you can purchase access to the videos of the 2022 Advocacy in Aging Virtual Forum.