Establishing a rapport with legislative professionals

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Establishing a rapport with legislative professionals can help to get issues to the agenda. Knowing the political stream and waiting for the window of opportunity is how issues get and thus stay on the agenda. If there is media hype or groupsrallying around the issue, it makes the opportunity stronger for the issue to get on the agenda and stay there.© 2018 Laureate Education Inc.4
Who was the entrepreneur/champion/sponsor of the healthcare issue you selected?The National Institute of Mental HealthThe National Alliance on Mental IllnessThe Department of Health and Human ServicesThe Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration© 2018 Laureate Education Inc.5
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