Getting Organized

One way to ensure success in grassroots advocacy is to start by getting organized and establishing an infrastructure so that the right support systems are in place to carry advocacy initiatives through to victory. Several health centers have taken steps to formalize their advocacy efforts, making advocacy an organizational priority with clear designations and order, to guarantee the highest level of success.

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Health Center Advocacy Team Leader / Advocacy Coordinators
The health center advocacy team leader can be anyone affiliated with the health center, as long as they are willing and able to oversee and coordinate advocacy activities, and response to action alerts at the health center.

Advocacy Coordinator Action Plan 
Advocacy Coordinator Description 
Advocacy Coordinator Designation Form 

Health Center Advocacy Subcommittee
Like any initiative, there must be a team in place to drive the efforts in the right direction, monitor progress, and make adjustments when necessary. Creation of a health center advocacy sub-committee is vital to establishing and implementing successful advocacy initiatives as well as over all advocacy development.

One-Pager: Committee Composition, Responsibilities, and Goals

Health Center Advocacy Plan
It’s difficult to move forward or perceive progress without a clear sense of where you’re going and a map to get you to your destination. To address this challenge and stay on target with timing, goals, priorities, and designations, health centers and primary care associations have begun developing state and health center focused advocacy plans.

Health Center Advocacy Plan 

Advocacy Language
The language to create an advocacy committee and sample board resolution recognizing the importance of advocacy as a standing item.

Board Advocacy Committee Bylaw Language 
Sample Board Resolution Language