Grassroots Advocacy Tool Kit - Courtesy of BMS

CONTENTS

ADVOCACY IN MOTION

INTRODUCTION LEARNING THROUGH ADVOCACY Becoming an Advocate The Different Types of Advocacy Advocacy Is Important in Healthcare Differentiating Between Advocacy & Lobbying DEVELOPING PARTNERSHIPS The Benefits of a Collaborative Partnership Partnering Effectively with Others

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TELLING YOUR STORY How Can I Ensure I Am Heard? CONCLUSION

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RESOURCES & SUPPORT TOOLS A Planning Guide for Your Advocacy Efforts

ENGAGING WITH YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS

INTRODUCTION PREPARE FIRST Developing Your Advocacy Plan Setting Goals & Priorities UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS How the Legislative Process Works STATE-LEVEL ADVOCACY Understanding Your State Legislature Getting to Know Your Elected Officials COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY The Importance of Communication

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