Advocacy Tools & Resources

This resource guide contains and references a variety of documents designed to strengthen organizational and chapter efforts to more effectively have input in the national and local health care delivery system.

 

Advocacy is necessary to achieve economic, social, health, and racial equity. These resources will assist in a guided pathway to move data to action with supportive tools to guide advocacy for policy reform.

WHAT IS ADVOCACY?

Health advocacy can take various forms. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) defines advocacy as necessary multi-step process for reaching equity:

– Identify an issue

– Organize and build a coalition

– Make a case through facts and data

 

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HOW TO CREATE A CULTURE OF HEALTH ACTION AND EQUITY?

First, advocate must value racial equity as an essential and necessary component of health equity. Additionally, to catalyze a national and local movement toward improved health, well-being, and equity we must:

Make Health a Shared Value

Foster Cross-Sector Collaboration

Create Healthier, More Equitable Communities

Strengthen Integration of Health Services and Systems

Improve Population Health, Well-being, and Equity

HOW TO LEVERAGE THE NAHSE NETWORK?

NAHSE is a non-profit association of Black health care executives comprised of members representing over 500 companies including approximately 10 of the largest health systems in the United States and over 30 federally qualified health centers.

 

Our membership represents over 45 states and nearly 200 countries equating to 20 million patient population. Membership ranges from C-suite and senior executives to students. Opportunities for advocacy includes:

– Affiliations with a NAHSE local chapter for local education and
networking

– Access to NAHSE’s Annual Educational Conference

– Programming for CEO/Senior Executive