Arthritis Advocacy Webinar Series

Advocate Webinar Series Recordings

About the Advocate Webinar Series

Every month, the Arthritis Foundation hosts a 30-minute call to dive a bit deeper into advocacy topics. You’ll hear from special guest speakers, experts, and Advocates like you. All calls will be recorded and archived, so if you miss a call, you can always tune in later.

May Ambassador Webinar

May 2018

During this Ambassador briefing, we'll give you an update on our State and Federal work, give you a brief lesson on how to maximize your impact in our Action Center, and discuss the Ambassador Activities for this month. Watch the video.

April Junior Ambassador Webinar

April 2018

During the webinar, we talked about the amazing work our Junior Ambassadors accomplished at our Platinum Ambassador Assembly in Washington, DC and our corresponding Virtual Assembly. We will discuss the ideas that our Assembly participants had for engaging our Junior Ambassadors in their local neighborhoods and ways you can get involved this month. We’ll also introduce our next Junior Ambassador Activity, our Co-sponsor ComPETITION for the Ensuring Children’s Access to Specialty Care Act. Watch the video.

Accumulator Adjustment Programs

In this Advocate Webinar, we discuss a new policy many pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are using called accumulator adjustment programs, which could especially impact people in high deductible health plans. These are relatively new policies that some pharmacy benefit managers and insurers are using to change how patients meet their annual deductible. During the webinar, you will learn about our campaign to educate patients and arm them with the resources they need to navigate these new policies. Watch the video.

State Law Implementation Plans

During this video, we explain our new campaign to promote new patient protections that have gone into effect this year. You’ll get a sneak peak of our plans to increase awareness and how this will be a part of our access-to-care movement. After the video you can take action by participating in our new story banking initiative! Watch the video.

February Junior Ambassador Briefing

February 2018

In this video you’ll learn about the impact you can make through social media and we’ll discuss how you can engage in our Virtual Assembly on March 13, 2018. Watch the video!

Advocacy & Fundraising

February 2018

In this Advocate webinar, we highlighted how you can use the skills you have as Advocates to fundraise for a cure.  Kelby Peachey, Chair of the National Walk to Cure Arthritis Committee and Platinum Ambassador joins us to provide her tips for building a strong advocacy and fundraising toolkit. We also introduce an opportunity to share your story on social media to help amplify the voice of our Platinum Ambassador Assembly attendees. Watch to learn more!

Advocacy Committee Training

February 2018

In this training video, advocacy committee members will learn more about committees, basic expectations, strategies, FAQ’s as well as an overview of our state and federal advocacy priorities. Watch the video!

January Ambassador Briefing

January 2018

Get an update on our state and federal work along with your action opportunities for the month. Watch the video!

Step Therapy and HR 2077

January 2018

HR 2077, the Restoring the Patient's Voice Act, was introduced by Representatives Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) and Raul Ruiz (D-CA) to reform step therapy. The bill protect patients by establishing a clear and expedited exceptions process to minimize patient burden and avoid delays in care. Listen to learn more about the bill and how you can take action!

Ohio Prior Authorization

November 2017

In this webinar, we discuss the new protections for Ohioans facing prior authorization. Megan Faust, 2017 Platinum Ambassador and JA mom shares her family's experience with prior authorization. Tim Maglione, of the Ohio State Medical Association then takes a deep dive into the new law's implementation and what patients should expect. Watch the recording.

New Ambassador Orientation

November 2017

Welcome to the Ambassador Program. As a member of this grassroots program, you will receive a monthly newsletter, participate in a webinar every other month, and most importantly have a new platform to share your story. Watch this recording to learn the basics that will set you up for success as an Arthritis Foundation Ambassador.

November Ambassador Briefing

November 2017

Watch the recording of our November Ambassador Briefing to join us in celebrating our 49 Platinum Ambassadors for 2017. During the briefing, we discussed our federal and state work plans, our upcoming Platinum Ambassador Assembly (March 12-13) and our November and December Ambassador Activities. Watch the recording.

Open Enrollment: What You Need To Know

October 2017

It’s open enrollment - which means it's time to select your health care! Watch this recording to learn the tips and tricks that will make your 2018 enrollment a breeze. If you have questions you'd like to ask live, join the Arthritis Foundation's twitter chat on November 9 at 12pm eastern time.

Junior Ambassador: October 2017 Briefing

October 2017

Learn about the monthly upcoming activities and how to send a letter to your elected officials. Watch the recording.

Junior Ambassador: New Orientation

October 2017

Learn about the requirements of being a Junior Ambassador - what's expected of you and how you get involved as a Junior Ambassador! Watch the recording.

Legislation Across the Nation

September 2017

Listen to our update on our 2017 state legislative victories and a preview of what's coming up in 2018! Thanks to your hard work in sharing your stories, we have broken down barriers to care across the nation. Join us for a look back on how far we have come in advocating for arthritis, helping to secure 16 legislative victories to date this year alone, and what it means for the road ahead. Watch the recording.

Juvenile Arthritis and Its Impact

July 2017

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month! Watch our July Advocate Webinar Series event on JA advocacy. This webinar featured guest speakers Maria Floyd of the Ambassador program and Lily Byrne of the Junior Ambassador program. They shared their arthritis stories and talk about how advocacy has played a role in their lives. We also discussed the Juvenile Arthritis Conference and ways to get involved in JA advocacy from home. Watch the recording.

Health Care Reform and What It Means for You

June 2017

In this Special Edition of our Advocate Webinar Series, the Arthritis Foundation and the American College of Rheumatology join forces to discuss health care reform, where we are now, what to expect, and the impact of these bills on the arthritis community. Watch the recording.

Recruiting at Local Events

May 2017

Join the Advocacy and Access team and Platinum Ambassador Heidi Barrett to learn the best tactics for recruiting new Advocates and Ambassadors in your local communities! Watch the recording.

State Capitol Days: What to Expect

April 2017

Join the Advocacy and Access team for a closer look at State Capitol Days. You'll learn what to expect when you attend an event and how you can get involved! Watch the recording.

The Power of Social Media

March 2017

Join the Advocacy and Access team and Ambassador Anna Legassie for a lesson on the Power of Social Media! Watch the recording.