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Self Study: Public Policy & Audiology

  • 01 Nov 2024
  • 12:00 AM
  • 30 Nov 2024
  • 11:59 PM
  • Self-Study


  • $10 for MSHA Members
  • Includes MSHA membership. Membership registration code sent following the webinar.


Public Policy & Audiology

November 1-30, 2024

Members: $10

Non-Members: $60

Program materials will be distributed via email November 1, 2024

This course identifies and describes current trends in the political and public policy landscape of relevance to audiology. The course further explores the making of public policy and the importance of advocacy in each stage of the public policymaking process. Finally, the course outlines ASHA’s approach to advocacy, ASHA’s annual Public Policy Agenda, and the work that ASHA undertakes in partnership with audiologists to advance the priorities of the profession.

Susan Adams & Tim Boyd

Learner Outcomes
The participants will be able to:
1. Identify trends in the current political and public landscape
2. Define advocacy and its importance to audiologists
3. Learn about the audiology advocacy objectives ASHA is undertaking to advance the priorities of the 2023 Public Policy Agenda

Time-Ordered Agenda

5 minutes Introduction
40 minutes Current Trends in the Political & Public Policy Landscape
20 minutes The Public Policy making process and Importance of Advocacy
40 minutes ASHA Advocacy and Audiology Priorities
15 minutes Questions & Discussion

About the Presenters

Susan Adams is the Director for State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs at ASHA. She is responsible for advancing the public policy objectives of ASHA by representing the Association in all phases of state legislative and regulatory advocacy. Susan received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Towson University and her juris doctor from the University of Baltimore, School of Law. Susan holds the Certified Association Executive credential from the American Society of Association Executives.

Tim Boyd has served as ASHA’s Director of State Health Care and Education Affairs since July 2019. Before joining ASHA, Tim worked on state policy for the National Organization for Rare Disorders and domestic policy for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Tim earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California Santa Barbara and an M.P.H. from the George Washington University.

Disclosure Statements

Susan Adams
Financial: Susan receives a salary as an employee of ASHA.
Non-financial: No non-financial relationships exist.

Tim Boyd
Financial: Tim receives a salary as an employee of ASHA.
Non-financial: No non-financial relationships exist.

ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

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The Massachusetts Speech-Language-Hearing Association will be recognized as an authority and resource in the fields of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology by legislative bodies, related professional associations and consumers.

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