Resources for Hosting a Legislative Visit

Building relationships with state and federal lawmakers is one of the most important things you can do for your hospital and your community. If you already know your elected officials, strengthen that relationship. It is critical that hospital leaders position themselves as trustworthy, knowledgeable resources on health care and hospital issues. Below you will find resources with information, suggestions and tips for building effective working relationships with policymakers.

Hosting a Legislative Visit
Includes step-by-step guidelines for planning and implementing a successful meeting with elected officials.

Taking a Tour – Delivering the Message
Includes key talking points for specific areas of the hospital.

Tips for Success – Do’s and Don’ts
Includes tips on legislative etiquette.

Fact Sheet Template
Use this model to develop a fact sheet specific to your hospital.


To contact a member of THA’s advocacy staff, call 512/465-1044 or email Wendy Thomas.