CAHPSA Student Lobby Day for Single Payer - Jan 10-11th, 2010


CAHPSA "Lobby Day" 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010 from 11:00 AM - 7 PM

Monday, January 11, 2010 from 8:00 AM - 5 PM

"Act Local. Think Universal"

Health professional students learning and practicing as part of the healthcare reform solution

Sponsored by

CAHPSA, the California Health Professional Student Alliance

In collaboration with CaPA, PNHP, AMSA, CNA, CSEA, and CAHPSA Student Group Affiliates in California

Register today: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $45 (extended until January 5th.)

Location:    Sacramento State University and California Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA

All - Inclusive in Registration Fee:

   Registrants from Southern California:

  • Roundtrip Luxury Cruiser Bus to Sacramento event

    ALL Registered Participants:

  • Hotel Suites in Embassy Suites, Sacramento
  • Meals (Sunday Lunch; Monday Breakfast and Lunch) -- all except Saturday night on the town
  • Training Materials and Expert Training in Lobbying and Health Advocacy Skills
  • Networking with Health Professional Students from all over CA
  • Hearing Exciting Guest Speakers from Health Professional, Medical, Legislative Spheres
  • And More!

Relevance to Your Healthcare Career

  • This timely event will bring together about 600 health professional students from California to become involved in current healthcare reform and advocate for the coverage of all Californians, directly with our elected legislators in Sacramento, for the fifth year in a row.
  • The two-day event includes: Training Day featuring collaboration between health professional student leaders, physicians, public officials and health policy experts to work towards a future of an effective and just health delivery system. On day two, pre-arranged Lobby Day legislative visits put it all into action!
  • Enjoy this exciting conference to learn about Single Payer Healthcare and the California Universal Healthcare Act, CA Senate Bill 810 (SB 810).
  • See and discuss what SB 810 will do for our future patients and how it will improve the health and financial health for all Californians and us as future healthcare providers.
  • We will also educate about current national reform bills, and how SB 810 is relevant within those frameworks. More details to come from our confirmed speakers.

Goals of the Day

  • This will prepare you for active participation and leadership of a legislative visit team.
  • You will emerge from this CAHPSA Lobby Day weekend as an advocate who is able to do outreach and head advocacy in your community to promote support for Single-Payer Healthcare among your colleagues in your health professional or pre-health professional academic institution, on campus in general, and in your network and community.
  • You’ll be prepared to present the facts in the face of organized political opposition to meaningful healthcare reform

Conference Programming

TRAINING DAY: Sunday, January 10, 2010, Sacramento State University, CSUS Union

11:00 - 12:00   Registration and Box Lunch (included in Registration Fee).

12:00 - 12:10   Welcome by Lobby Day Team.

12:10 - 12:20   Martha Penry, CSEA Area Director, "Welcome to Lobby Day"

12:30 -  1:20   Wendell Potter, Former health Insurance Executive, Senior fellow on Health Policy, The Center for Media and Democracy.

1:30  -  2:20   Richard Quint, MD, MPH, Board of Directors for California Physicians' Alliance, UCSF Emeritus health Sciences Clinical Professor, "Single Payer 101"

2:30  -  3:20   Sara Rogers, Senior Health Policy Staffer to Senator Leno, "All about SB 810"

3:30  -  4:20   William Skeen, MD, MPH, Legislative Advocacy Consultant and Expert, "How to Frame your Argument and Talk to your Legislator"

4:40  -  5:50   Breakut Sessions - "Arguments for and Against SB 810, Planning your legislative Visit"

6:00 - 6:45   Michael Wilkes, MD, Director of global Health and Professor of Medicine, former Vice Dean of Medical Education at UC Davis, Reviewer of JAMA, Lancet, NEJM, "Our Role as Healthcare Providers and Social Responsibility"

7:00pm   Dinner at River City and Hardrock Cafe (not included in Registration Fee)

LOBBY DAY: Monday, January 11, 2010, Embassy Suites, and Capitol Building, North Steps

7:00  -   9:00   Sumptuous Breakfast (included in Registration Fee)

9:00  -  10:00   Lobby Day Teams meet for final practice of Legislative Visits.

10:00 - 10:45   Box Lunch (included in Registration Fee)

10:45 - 11:00   Gather outside Embassy Suites for march

11:00 - 12:00   March through Downtown Sacramento to CA Capitol Building Rally

.    12:00 -  1:00   Giant Rally on NORTH steps of California Capitol Building

.    1:00  -  4:30   Legislative Visits with your Senator or Assemblymember in Capitol Building

       5:00             Return Home: Buses to Southern California depart from Capitol Building area

Registration Fee:  All this for the low fee of only $45. 

Registration is open to all Healthcare Professional Students of all disciplines and degree programs, including pre-Health Professional Students, graduates, friends and supporters of CAHPSA and Single-Payer Healthcare Reform.


  • TRAINING DAY: CSU Sacramento, University Union
  • LOBBY DAY: Embassy Suites, 100 Capitol Mall; Capitol Building, North Steps
  • DINNER: River City Brewing, 545 Plaza Ave., and Hard Rock Cafe, 545 Sacramento St.

Travel arrangements

  • Charter Bus from Southern California to Sacramento and return. (included in Registration Fee)
  • Carpoolers will have parking on the Sacramento State University campus.
  • The closest airport is Sacramento.
  • Charter Bus service to all activities within Sacramento area: Night on the Town, March, and return from Legislative Visits. (included in Registration Fee)


Shared hotel rooms and suites for all at the Embassy Suites Hotel, downtown Sacramento (included in Registration Fee)

Additional Events: Sunday, January 10, 2010 (Optional, not included in Registration Fee):

  • Night On the Town in the Capital, including dinner.  Please join us for a Capital Special Social at River City and Hardrock Cafe (not included in registration fee) on the evening of Sunday, January 10th.  Details to follow. 
  • Limited scholarships available. If you need financial assistance, please contact with the following information: name, school, educational program, reason for need and amount you are able to pay.

Questions? Contact the planning team for this conference:

  • Zip Code Finder
  • Lobby Day Chair: Chris Scannell,
  • CaPA Fellow: JB Fenix at
  • Contact the Host: See link on right column.

Name Sales End Price Fee
CAHPSA Lobby Day 2010: Early Bird Ticket   Ended $45 $3.46

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