Health professionals have a crucial role to play in the world of advocacy. As an organization, our strength lies in our ability to bring your voice to the forefront of health policy debates. That’s why we offer the PSR-LA Health Ambassador Program.
For members who would like to make a deeper commitment to one of our program areas, we provide ongoing support, resources, and professional development opportunities designed to maximize your ability to be an effective advocate for health and social justice. Health Ambassadors work with other committed health professionals and community advocates, and have regular opportunities to engage in direct policy advocacy with legislators, decision makers, and the media.
Registration for the 2018 Health Ambassador Program is closed.
About the Program
1. Pick An Issue Area
Select the program track of your choice: Air & Climate Justice, Nuclear Threats, Land Use & Health, and Toxics You can check out the descriptions of our program tracks here!
2. Attend the Training
The program starts with a foundational training to ground you in your content area and provide you with the information and resources needed to be an effective advocate.
We’ll support your advocacy through ongoing education and by providing regular engagement opportunities. From speaking at hearings to meeting with decision makers, you will use your skills and knowledge to advocate for health protective policies.
Entry into the Health Ambassador Program is free for dues-paying members of PSR-LA. For non-members, we ask that each participant pay a program fee, which is outlined below.** This fee covers the cost of the in-person training (meals and parking included), as well as the additional training resources and support provided by PSR-LA staff. This cost will also include your first year of membership dues with PSR-LA.
$100: Licensed Health Professionals
$40: Low-Income Health Professionals
$25: Medical or Health Professional Residents
Free: Medical or Health Professional Students
**We’ll never limit your participation. Just ask and we’ll be happy to reduce or waive the cost of attendance. Contact Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org.