Advocacy Day

  photos from NYSBHA’s advocacy day event 2/11/19 by Viju Jacob


Advocacy Day was Monday February 11th, 2019 in Albany, NY 

NYSBHA’s annual advocacy event takes place every February right in the heart of the Capital Region: the concourse in Albany, steps away from the state’s legislators.  Groups of staff, parents and children from school-based health centers come from all across the state to advocate of behalf of sbhcs.  The morning gathering includes student speak-outs, legislators addressing the group and light student activities. Following that, each group departs to meet with individual legislative representatives.  It is a day filled with energy, advocacy and learning.


Talking Points 2019     Priorities 2019


Location: Empire State Plaza – Convention Hall, see concourse map below (new room this year)

10:00 – 11:00 am   Registration- Convention Hall on the Concourse
Pick up lunches and legislator folders
10:30 – 10:35 am   Welcome from the Alliance
Student activities – posters, selfies, banner
10:35 – 10:45 am  Preparation for Meetings with Legislators
10:45 – 11:00 am   Kick-Off Student Speak-Out
(The Speak-Out will be interspersed throughout the following program)
11:00 – 11:45 am    Remarks from invited legislators
11:45 – 11:55 am    Presentation of Advocacy Award
12:00 – 12:30 pm   Student Speak-Out
12:30 – 3:30 pm     Meetings with Legislators (scheduled by attendees)
2:00 – 3:30 pm      Student Debriefing Groups Held in Convention Hall
3:00 – 4:00 pm       Groups Prepare to Board Buses

Interested in attending or need more information?  Contact Sarah at or 518-694-3423.