We all need to be able to explain the complex issues surrounding our efforts in public health with clarity and purpose. It is also important to ensure that decision makers and allies hear our stories and understand the issues that affect our communities. In this interactive Web Forum you will learn more about discussing your issues effectively with policymakers without jeopardizing restricted funding, and what types of messages resonate with them. It will focus on how you can deploy your messages to create change.

This web forum is hosted by Dialogue4Health, CA4Health, and the California Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (CaLAPH), a project of the Center for Health Leadership and Practice.

Presenters

Matthew Marsom

Vice President, Public Policy and Programs

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

As Vice President for Public Policy and Programs for the Public Health Institute (PHI), Matthew works to advance and support the public policy goals of the organization’s domestic and global health programs. He is responsible for designing and implementing strategy for monitoring and influencing public policy, legislation and regulations affecting…

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Justin Rausa

Senior Field Representative

Office of Assemblymember Rob Bonta 18th Assembly District

Oakland, CA

Justin serves as staff for the Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color and works on public safety, health, housing and banking issues for the district office. He has been a social justice advocate for over a decade, with the last 5 years in public…

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Nora Connors, JD, MPH

Deputy Director of Public Policy & Partnerships

Public Health Institute

As Deputy Director of Public Policy & Partnerships, Nora takes the lead in highlighting the impact of PHI and its programs with federal agencies, funders and other partners, while also advancing PHI's policy and advocacy priorities with Congress and the Administration. Nora has over a decade of health policy experience…

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Kathleen Mossburg

Partner

MVM Strategy Group

Kathy is currently a partner in the Sacramento lobbying firm, MVM Strategy group. Prior to forming MVM, she had her own firm for 16 years. Over the years she has represented a wide range of clients broadly focused on public health and safety net issues. She has a comprehensive knowledge…

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Kristania De Leon

Project Manager, CA4Health

Public Health Institute

San Diego, CA

Kristania De Leon is the CA4Health network’s lead policy staff and Southern California organizer. She works with CA4Health partners to support strategic action with internal and external stakeholders. Kristania brings a background of community engagement, local- and state-level advocacy, and coalition building with the 10-year California Convergence initiative to the…

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