Using the principles described in Session 1, participants will learn how to conduct a refined process of information gathering called strategic inquiry. Through this process, participants will learn how to forge positive relationships with key allies within the health care funding systems. The second part of this session will be a conversation with the Chair of the Canadian Treatment Action Council and super-advocate, Louise Binder. Louise will reveal the mysteries of who funds what in health care and she will explain what motivates funders to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to patient requests for funded treatments. This session will be the ‘backgrounder’ every potential advocate will need before they launch a personal appeal for funded treatment.
Video “The Levers of Power in Health Care: Knowing Who to Ask – The Caregiver Network” Author: Huddol