Webinar: Engaging Policymakers

May 3, 2022
12:15 - 1:15pm

Presenter: Alecia Sanchez, Chief Strategy Officer, California Medical Association (CMA)

This presentation will cover the important role health care providers make in policy development and explore ways to effectively engage with policymakers to achieve healthier communities.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the important role health care providers play in shaping policymaking
  2. Develop strategies to effectively communicate with decisionmakers
  3. Identify potential areas of engagement


Alecia Sanchez is the Chief Strategy Officer of the California Medical Association (CMA). In a previously role as a member of CMA’s lobbying team, she led many successful advocacy efforts, including the removal of non-medical exemptions for school vaccination, and the passing of an historic package of anti-tobacco legislation. With over 15 years’ experience in the legislative arena, Ms. Sanchez has advocated on a wide range of issues, including the establishment of California’s Human Right to Water policy and the creation of the California Child Welfare Council. She also worked as a legislative aide to two state assemblymembers.

Webinar: Engaging Policymakers

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