Advocacy Tips and Tools

These resources cover the basics of advocacy including what non-profit and Community Health Center staff can engage in and basic tips for being an effective advocate.

Advocacy 101: Why engaging in policy is part of your job


Health Centers are charged not only with caring for the patients that come through their door, but also with impacting the health of their community. To achieve improved oral health for a community it is necessary that oral health programs and providers look for ways to expand their impact through advocacy. This webinar coves what advocacy is, explain what the limitations are for nonprofits and health centers to engage in advocacy, and provide an example of how the oral health program of Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center has engaged in a wide variety of advocacy activities.


Limitations and Opportunities


This covers the basic difference between lobbying and advocacy
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Legal Do’s and Don’ts for Community Health Centers


This page on the National Association of Community Health Center’s Save our CHC’s page contains resources covering what advocacy Health Centers can do and cannot do.
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Why Policy Matters in Access to Dental Care


This webinar explores how policy impacts oral health programs and why it is beneficial to be involved in advocacy efforts.

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