Congressional Calendars for 2011
NACHC Tele-Town Halls: Tele-Town Halls provide updates from Capitol Hill to Community Health Centers and Primary Care Associations.
*NEW* Using Social Media to Advocate – Social Media sites like Facebook and Twitter enable advocates to address their Members of Congress directly. Advocates should take advantage of this medium to get the message out about health centers.
*NEW* Tweet the Media - Tools and information on how to use Twitter to get the story about proposed cuts to Health Centers in front of reporters.
Get Your Voice Heard: A high-level look at the broad approach that health centers should embrace in building strong community relationships and political support.
Getting Organized: How to develop a local advocacy team, and prepare an advocacy plan, with links to sample documents from people who have done it.
Communicating with Elected Officials: Detailed tactics for putting your message clearly, consistently and concisely in front of your local, state and federal lawmakers.
Media Tips: News coverage is critical for building public awareness of who you are and what you do. Here are specific tools to get the word out.
Editorial Board Tips: Some people turn to newspaper editorials to help decide whether they should support something, or not. Here’s how to engage your local editorial board and help bring them to your side.
Best Practices: From people and health centers that have conducted successful advocacy efforts, a collection of real tactics that got real results.
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