Legislative Day

The 2018 Legislative Day was a Huge Success!

Thank you to everyone that attended the CDHA Legislative Day at the California State Capitol!  Over 30 members, student members and leaders advocated on behalf of all California hygienists sending a unified message to our legislators in Sacramento. 
Our message continues to be (1) that state healthcare policies should but are not prioritizing cost-effective prevention; and (2) that dental hygienists, as prevention specialists, comprise an available, educated workforce which can be better utilized to help California's healthcare needs. 
Please continue to educate and reach out to your legislators!

Click here to access the CDHA Legislative Advocacy website to stay up to date on Legislative activies.

2019 Save the Date


March 2019                                 


California State Capitol

1315 10th Street

Sacramento, CA  95814


Program begins at 9:00 a.m. at the State Capitol with an orientation.  The program will conclude with a reception at Aaron Read & Associates (CDHA's Legislative Advocates) across the street from the Capitol.  Registration opens in Winter 2018 with the full program of events will be available in early 2019. 


Who Should Attend?

This important event will provide hygienists the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively advocate for legislative issues impacting dental hygienists. Any member interested in learning more about the legislative process, or would like to lobbying directly with their Legislator, this is the event for you!


  • Learn about the legislative process
  • Advocate effectively for dental hygienists
  • Communicate the priority legislative issues facing dental hygienists
  • Collaborate with colleagues to create legislative solutions

Meet Your local Legislator!

We will be making our voices heard together, as one CDHA. You will be meeting your legislators  -- alongside fellow California RDHs and RDHAPs.

CDHA takes care of all logistics for Legislative Day. No need to worry about the legislative logistics or what to say!  You will be provided with a unified message and talking points. A mentoring session will take place in the morning and your appointments with legislators are set up in the afternoon.