GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
**Special Registration Required**
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:00 PM — 6:30 PM
Health Centers simultaneously encounter various challenges on the federal, state, and local levels, and Health Center Advocacy has never been more important. The NACHC Grassroots Advocacy Leadership Program is designed to prepare Health Center and primary care association (PCA) staff, board members, patients, and other Advocates with the knowledge and tools to be grassroots advocacy leaders in their Health Centers and communities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding this intensive training and hands-on experience in all aspects of Health Center Advocacy.
The NACHC Grassroots Advocacy Leadership Program (ALP), a six-month education and skills building program, is designed to provide intensive training and hands-on experience in all aspects of health center grassroots advocacy, with the goal of cultivating effective, local Advocacy Leaders who will take home a new skill set and build their own health center advocacy powerhouse.
The NACHC ALP develops skills ranging from basic advocacy strategies to the application of social media in advocacy. It specifically targets current health center advocates who would benefit from enhancing their advocacy skill set.
• A half-day session using targeted case studies, breakout sessions, and hands-on activities which are facilitated by the NACHC Advocacy Team. This session includes: an advocacy overview, the legal restrictions around health center advocacy, strategies for incorporating advocacy goals into health center and PCA operations, and multiple discussions and break-out opportunities for best practice sharing among participants.
• Attendance is required at a series of informational sessions as part of a specified P&I educational track. Sessions include: Motivations and Methods for Engaging Health Center Special Populations in Grassroots Advocacy, Getting the Most out of National Health Center Week, and Harnessing the Power of #SocialNetwork: One of the Most Effective Advocacy Tools to Make Your Voice Heard.
• “Virtual” attendance at seven webinars over the six months following the P&I Forum.
• The final requirement for completion of the ALP is an individual selection of:
- Local projects that include, but are not limited to, organizing a National Health Center Week event (August 2014) or creating a video describing an effective advocacy story.
–Development of an advocacy plan for the participant’s organization
— Other activities as discussed with the NACHC Advocacy Team
Upon completion of all components of the program, participants will be designated and recognized as NACHC Advocacy Leaders for their health centers.
All program components will be presented and managed by members of the NACHC Advocacy Team. Each participant will be assigned an advisor from the team who will be available for ongoing assistance.
The ALP is limited to 30 participants and is open only to health center staff, board members, patients, volunteers, and new PCA staff.