Using Your Voice: A Guide to Talking About Hot Button Issues- Friday, July 15, 2022
Using Your Voice: A Guide to Talking About Hot Button Issues
Friday, July 15, 2022 | 12:00-12:30pm ET
As a health care professional who treats addiction, you understand the impact that federal and state legislation has on your practice and your patients. At ASAM, we are committed to elevating the voices of addiction medicine among key policymakers. ASAM's new grasstops program, the Addiction Medicine Action Network (AMAN), aims to leverage members’ advocacy relationships with lawmakers and expand member's advocacy skills.
In this training, Schmidt PR Media Specialist Rebecca Reid will provide an overview of the national debate around specific addiction policy topics, discuss ASAM’s views on the subject, and offer strategies for talking about hot button issues from an addiction specialist physician perspective
Interested in joining the Network? Whether you have existing advocacy relationships with lawmakers or simply want to develop new ones, consider applying for the ASAM Addiction Medicine Action Network (AMAN). As a member of AMAN, you will have access to advanced advocacy trainings and individualized advocacy support, and your work may be amplified and recognized through various communication channels. You can apply for AMAN by clicking here and completing the brief, online application.
Upon completion, learners will be able to:
- Provide an overview of hotly debated addiction policy topics
- Discuss ASAM’s policy positions on contentious issues
- Offer strategies for talking about contentious issues from the perspective of an addiction specialist physician.
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This training is available live for Addiction Medicine Action Network Members only, however the recording is available to everyone, free of charge.
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Rebecca Reid brings more than twenty years of experience in media relations and government affairs spanning the local, state and national political and press arenas.
As a journalist in the San Francisco market, Reid began her career as a radio reporter and producer and a television news writer for network affiliate newscasts. As press secretary for members of Congress, she worked regularly with the national press corps on issues such as foreign aid, defense funding, Medicare and nuclear energy.
Following her tenure on Capitol Hill, including Press Secretary for Rep. Nancy Pelosi, she served as press secretary to County Executive Parris N. Glendening, prior to his election as Governor of Maryland. As director of Public Affairs for the Maryland Department of Transportation (DOT), Reid served as press secretary to the Secretary of Transportation, managed the Public Affairs Division for the DOT headquarters, and acted as liaison to the Offices of the Secretary and the Governor for all DOT modal administration public information officers.
As the chief consultant of her own public affairs firm, Reid provided a full range of media relations, government affairs and association management services to health care provider groups.
During her tenure at Edelman Worldwide in Washington, D.C., she served as Vice President of Media Relations for the Healthcare Practice and played a key role in garnering earned media placements for several clients in The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN, network news and major dailies across the country. Other clients included pharmaceutical companies, The Joint Commission, quality improvement organizations, and organizations advocating on various issues such as cancer care and stem cell research.
For the last decade, Rebecca has managed national media outreach for SPA as well as written materials including, opinion-editorials, testimony before federal agencies and congressional committees and press conference scripts for various healthcare clients.
In addition to her extensive media background, Reid has experience in local, state and congressional political campaigns and has managed national advocacy coalitions.