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ADVOCACY

CSA's Communications
& Advocacy Workshops
By	KP	Public	Affairs

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n 2017 CSA expanded upon its grassroots program by continuing its series of communications and advocacy workshops
held in CSA districts across the state. The workshops aim to:
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Increase CSA member engagement in the society;
Provide training on the California political process;
Arm CSA members with materials and messages so they can effectively engage on policy issues;
Build CSA's army for legislative engagement; and
Recruit new CSA voices for media and communications opportunities.

Activating CSA Members to promote
and defend policy priorities with
key audiences
Key focus areas at the workshops have included regulatory
implementation of AB 72 ("out of network billing"
legislation), legislative and regulatory efforts related to
improving safety of pediatric dental anesthesia, and future
licensure for Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants in
California, as well as other highlights from the legislative
session and relevant elections.
Thus far, CSA's grassroots workshops have been held in
Riverside, Fresno, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles,
Sacramento, Palo Alto, and Newport Beach. The society
will continue to host these meetings in additional cities
as a way to engage more members and strengthen CSA's
network of advocates.

Media

Policymakers

Stakeholders/
Allies

Patients and
the Public

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