Grassroots Advocacy Leadership Program

The Grassroots Advocacy Leadership Program is a six-month education and skills-building program that began at the NACHC Policy & Issues Forum (P&I) in March 2017 and will continue through September 2017. 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 they need to be grassroots advocacy leaders in their health centers and communities.
Email for more information and to register.

The Program Consists of:

  1. One half-day “kick-off” in Washington, DC during NACHC’s P&I in March. The kick-off will cover Health Center Advocacy 101 including the legal dos and don’ts of Health Center Advocacy. Participants will also complete an interactive advocacy planning activity and meet their “Advocacy Buddy,” a member of NACHC’s Advocacy Staff assigned to assist the participant one-on-one with advocacy planning.
  2. Two to five additional advocacy educational sessions offered to all P&I registrants. These educational sessions will occur throughout the course of the P&I and will cover additional topics to those addressed during ALP kick-off.
  3. Four monthly, educational webinars that cover additional advocacy topics of interest. NACHC advocacy staff takes requests for these topics from ALP Participants, but potential topics include Health Center Funding 101, Using Social Media for Health Center Advocacy, Using Pictures and Videos for Health Center Advocacy, Voter Registration & Civic Engagement, Congress 101, Developing Relationships with Members of Congress, Advocacy Communications 101, Developing Health Center Advocacy Plans, and more.
  4. One ALP Advocacy Project and an informal project presentation to other ALP Participants during one of two webinars held in September. Learn more about the ALP Advocacy Project in the section below.

If you’re interested in the ALP or know someone who may be interested, email to sign-up. NACHC advocacy staff will follow-up with additional information on the registration process. Those interested should be willing to commit to attending the full P&I including the required half-day ALP kick-off as well as the four educational webinars and completing the ALP Advocacy Project. The cost of the program is $75 (this does not include the P&I registration fee). The program for 2017 is currently at capacity.