This training is for all people who want to learn more about how to be a patient advocate. We’ll talk about the legislative process – at both the federal and state levels – but more importantly we’ll talk about how you can effectively use your story and your experiences as a patient to push for positive change. Who should you be talking to? What should you be telling them, and when in the process should you be talking to them? We’ll talk about all of that, and specifically how it relates to HCMA’s policy goals with the Healthy Cardiac Monitoring Act in states across the country. The goal is NOT to turn you into a professional lobbyist – there are plenty of them already in Washington. But it IS to help you understand how you can be effective at influencing change and making a difference for those in your community who are on a similar journey or who will be embarking on that journey in the future. Your power as a patient advocate is huge and this training will help you use it.