We recently recorded a webinar with affiliate leaders who have some of the most robust medical outreach programs in the country to share strategies with other advocacy leaders about how to build impactful medical outreach programs and how to resolve challenges—like building relationships with medical professionals when advocacy organizations face resistance and engaging in medical outreach during COVID-19.

The featured panel of experts included:

  • Amy Allison, Vice President of Education and Advocacy at the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City
  • Kim Baich, Program Coordinator of Medical Initiatives at the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio (DSACO)
  • Elsie Ansong, Incoming DSACO Program Coordinator of Medical Initiatives
  • Nancy Litteken, Executive Director of Club 21 in Pasadena, California
  • Pam Grassedonio, Club 21 First Step Coordinator

These leaders run top notch programs across the US, and they all have strong relationships with the medical communities in their areas. In addition, almost all babies with Down syndrome born in their service areas are referred to them by medical providers, and they represent organizations that cover regions of varying sizes. 

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