Arthritis Ambassador Program Current Assignment

Ambassador Program in Action | Assignments & Briefings

Arthritis Ambassadors are asked to commit 2 hours a month for at least one year to the program. Every other month we host a half hour webinar, called the Ambassador Briefing, where you will receive your current assignment (listed below). Additionally, new Ambassador training takes place immediately following the Ambassador Briefing, stay on the line to learn more about our program and your new role as an Ambassador. The most current training and orientation slides are available on our Arthritis Foundation Youtube account in our advocacy playlist, check it out here!

If you are new to the Ambassador Program, feel free to catch up with our tasks by clicking through the tabs below, watching our webinars and looking at our actions. If you want to engage in campaigns that have already closed, email jeller@arthritis.org to learn about an equally-awesome activity that you can do now as a replacement! Watch the new Ambassador Orientation here

2018-2019 Ambassador Assignments

November 2018

Briefing Information

During our November Ambassador Briefing on Tuesday, November 13 at 3:00 pm eastern we will be announcing and celebrating our 2018 Platinum Ambassadors, recapping the election results and what they mean for our Advocacy and Access priorities in 2019, and discussing our November and December Ambassador Activities. Don't miss out!

Activities for this Month

Address the Pediatric Rheumatology Shortage| The Senate is working to renew a piece of legislation that could include authorization for a pediatric subspecialty loan repayment program. We need your help—write to your Senators and share your arthritis story today to ask them to support this important program.


Recruit New Advocates to Ask Congress to Jingle with Us | We are calling on you to share your story with your member of Congress, asking them to support research for a cure through appropriations for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Defense, and the National Institutes of Health. To get credit for this assignment, you’ll need to recruit five new Advocates to send a letter to Congress using our action alert! 

Promote Open Enrollment Resources Mark your calendars! The Arthritis Foundation is hosting its next Twitter chat this month on November 28 at 3:00 pm eastern. We’ll be talking about open enrollment and need your help to engage and promote the event. Keep your eye on your inbox for more information later this month!

Participate in the Advocacy in Action Online Community | Join the discussion online and help support new Advocates and Ambassadors online through our brand new community forum! To get credit for this assignment, create a profile for the community and engage in at least three discussions. 

2017-2018 Ambassador Assignments

September

Watch the Webinar

Watch the recording of our final Ambassador briefing of the 2017-2018 Ambassador Year. We will look back at what we accomplished together this year, and review what to expect as we spring into a new year!

Action Opportunities

Report all your activity from 2017-2018 Ambassador Year.

July & August

Watch the Webinar

Watch our summer update on August Recess and our State and Federal work plans and your upcoming activities. 

Action Opportunities

  • Participate in August Recess Meetings with Elected Officials
  • Participate in the #CopaysCount Twitter Chat
  • Participate in Soft Launch of Live Yes Action Network
  • Raise Awareness for Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Participated in the available action alerts in the Action Center

Let us know what activities you’ve accomplished.

May & June

Watch the Webinar

Press play to learn about how the skills you have as Advocates translate into awesome skills 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!

Action Opportunities

  • Participated in the #AdvocateforArthritis Social Media Campaign
  • Invited my member of Congress to join my local Walk to Cure Arthritis event
  • Traveled to Washington, DC for the Platinum Ambassador Assembly
  • Participated in the available action alerts in the Action Center

Let us know what activities you’ve accomplished.

January & February

Watch the Webinar

Press play to watch the recording of our January Ambassador Briefing to join us in discussing our federal and state work plans, how to use our new VoterVoice tool, our upcoming Platinum Ambassador Assembly (March 12-13) and our January and February activities.

Action Opportunities

  • Participated on Social Media for the #SaveChip National Day of Action
  • Promoted the Advocate Webinar on Step Therapy
  • Invited my members of Congress & their staff to attend the Feburary 1 Hill Briefing
  • Participated in the available action alerts in the Action Center

Let us know what activities you’ve accomplished.

November & December

Watch the Webinar

Press play to watch the recording of our November Ambassador Briefing to join us in celebrating our 51 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.

Action Opportunities

  • Participated in the Open Enrollment Twitter Chat
  • Promoted Open Enrollment Resources on Social Media and Beyond
  • Volunteered at a local Jingle Bell Run to staff an Advocacy Booth
  • Started a Jingle-In-Your-Jammies Remote Jingle Bell Run Team
  • Recruited new members to the Advocacy program

Let us know what activities you’ve accomplished.