Advocacy Day

WHA is known for its superior government relations results and impactful advocacy on behalf of its members. The annual WHA Advocacy Day is designed to educate and motivate health care employees, trustees and volunteers on important health care-related issues and to encourage grassroots advocacy opportunities. 

Each year, featured national speakers give timely insight to state and federal health care issues, and participating in state legislative visits allows attendees to advocate on behalf of their hospitals.

WHA Contact

Kari Hofer
Vice President, External Affairs
EMAIL: Kari Hofer

Leigh Ann Larson
Vice President, Education & Marketing
EMAIL: Leigh Ann Larson

WHA's 2023 Advocacy Day

For the first time since 2019, Advocacy Day is back to in-person, and with many health care priorities likely to be considered by the state legislature, your participation in the very important legislative visits is crucial.

Mark your calendar now for WHA’s Advocacy Day 2023, scheduled in-person for Wednesday, April 19, 2023, at the Monona Terrace in Madison. To learn more about 2023 Advocacy Day, including registration, please click here.

WHA encourages and invites hospital CEOs, CFOs, managers, nurse executives, quality managers, hospital volunteers, hospital trustees, WHA HEAT grassroots members, Partners of WHA members, WHA corporate members, and any other hospital staff interested in helping to shape the future of health care in Wisconsin communities to attend.

Click here for a review of 2022 Advocacy Day

Relevant Videos

WHA's Advocacy Day 2021

Video shown at Advocacy Day 2019 to welcome attendees.

Video highlights from 2019 Advocacy Day in Madison


WHA's Advocacy Day would not be possible without the generous support of its event sponsors. WHA event sponsorship opportunities are exclusive to WHA Corporate Members only. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact WHA's Leigh Ann Larson at for more information.

Past Advocacy Day Content