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National Home Visiting Summit

Capitol Hill Advocate Visits at the 2024 National Home Visiting Summit 

January 31 - February 2, 2024

Learn more about how you can advocate for home visiting priorities at the 2024 National Home Visiting Summit.

As the National Home Visiting Summit returns to D.C. for our first in-person gathering in three years, the Advocacy & Policy Community of Practice (CoP)  invites state systems leaders, advocates, policy champions, families, and providers to join us on Capitol Hill to meet with your Congressional leaders to raise awareness about home visiting and the federal priorities needed to sustain and scale its impact on families and communities.

Participants joining the Summit virtually are also encouraged to set up meetings with their Congressional representatives to harness the power of virtual storytelling to build awareness about the impact of high-quality home visiting on families and young children.

In the months leading up to the Summit, the Advocacy & Policy Community of Practice, in partnership with Start Early, is offering a suite of resources to prepare advocates to engage their elected leaders on Capitol Hill. This includes training materials, networking opportunities and individual TA to support participants to effectively communicate with members of their Congressional delegation in January.  Jump to the resources below including our Advocacy 101 series. This also included a virtual webinar the CoP hosted on December 12, view the recording here.

Summit attendees – both virtual and in-person – will indicate whether they plan to participate in Capitol Hill visits when registering for the 2024 National Home Visiting Summit. In-person registration is now closed for this year’s conference. Virtual registration is open through February 2.

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Hill Visits at the National Home Visiting Summit

Learn more about Hill visits for in-person and virtual attendees January 31-February 2 at the 2024 National Home Visiting Summit in Washington, D.C.

Consultation & Strategy Session

Capitol Hill Visit Consultation & Strategy Session: January 31, 9 – 10:30 a.m. ET at Grand Hyatt Washington

  • To further support and learn from your visits while in Washington, D.C., the Advocacy & Policy CoP will host a Capitol Hill Visit Consultation & Strategy session for those that are interested in receiving in-person consultation and assistance prior to your visit.
  • A “Live from Washington” federal strategy update will provide critical context about the latest developments in Congress and how to tailor our home visiting advocacy to the environment (and attention spans) on Capitol Hill.
  • This session will provide tools and tips for navigating your Capitol Hill Visit and provide an opportunity to ask any final questions before meeting with your representatives.

Completing Hill Visits

Summit attendees and CoP participants schedule and complete their own Hill visits (virtual and in-person) during the Summit between 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET on January 31. Advocates can also schedule visits throughout the Summit through Friday, February 2, 2024.

Debrief Post-Summit

Hill Visit Debrief Virtual Session: Post-Summit

  • After the Summit, we’ll reconvene to debrief our in-person and virtual meetings with lawmakers. The Advocacy & Policy CoP will discuss next steps for sustaining relationships with lawmakers, and support follow-up to any questions that arose during meetings with legislators. Stay tuned for registration details.

Advocacy 101 Series

Check out our Advocacy 101 series featuring five short, engaging videos with information and tips on building relationships with elected officials, crafting a message, planning a visit (real and virtual!) and making your visit successful.

Build Parent Advocacy Skills

This advocacy training series features short videos that highlight the skills parents bring to to table as powerful advocates and elevates opportunities to grow as leaders in advocating for home visiting.

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