Having Our Say believes in building capacity of new and diverse voices to advocate for change.

Mobilizing for Health Equity Training Series

Having Our Say’s Mobilizing for Health Equity training series is designed to provide organizations foundational tools to mobilize their communities and advocate for a healthier California. We invite community-based organizations who are interested in learning about advocacy — whether legislative, budget, administrative, direct action, or more — to join and share this webinar series. The training series is open to all but designed to support the work of the Having Our Say Coalition.

 

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1. What is Health Equity? January 31

2. Budget & Legislative Advocacy (Part 1) February 28

3. Budget & Legislative Advocacy (Part 2) April 25

4. Media & Social Media Advocacy June 27

    

5. Administrative Advocacy July 25

  

6. Community Organizing August 22

 

7. County Advocacy September 26

   

8. Data & Evaluation October 24

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1. What is Health Equity?

Thursday, January 31st from 11:00am – 12:00pm

Topics: What does health equity mean for communities of color in California? Speakers talk about how their organizations create a policy agenda and advocate for systems change to advance equity.

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2. Budget & Legislative Advocacy (Part 1)

Thursday, February 28th from 11:00am – 12:00pm

Topics: Introduction of the legislative and budget cycle, the key players involved, and how to leverage policy through advocacy. This high-level webinar will explain the importance of timing throughout the legislative and budget cycle and will be a primer for future webinars that take a deeper dive into strategizing to maximize advocacy efforts.

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Linda Tenerowicz, Policy Advocate at California Pan-Ethnic Health Network

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3. Budget & Legislative Advocacy (Part 2)

Thursday, April 25th from 11:00am – 12:00pm

Topics: What is the current state of budget and policy proposals that attempt to advance health equity in CA? What should advocates anticipate/consider in the period between now and June 15? (i.e. May Revise, budget hearings, etc.) What happens after June 15, 2019?

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Key Budget Process Resources

4. Media & Social Media Advocacy

Thursday, June 27th from 11:00am – 12:00pm

Topics: Learn the importance of having an overall strategy or policy goal and using the following media and social media skills to determine the way to use them, how to use them and when:

    • how to write an op-ed and letters to the editors
    • how to advocate for issues using social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook
    • how to use community stories on various social media platforms to get ethnic media attention

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5. Administrative Advocacy

Thursday, July 25th from 11:00am – 12:00pm

Topics: What is administrative advocacy? What is the importance of showcasing and using administrative advocacy to elevate health equity issues?

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    6. Community Organizing

    Thursday, August 22nd from 11:00am – 12:00pm

    Topics: What is organizing? Speakers cover its theoretical models or framework, and examples of tangible successes/challenges. This learning will help us understand why organizing is necessary and how it can be applied to advocate for systems change to advance health equity.

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      7. County Advocacy

      Thursday, September 26th from 11:00am – 12:00pm

      Topics: The goal of this webinar is to provide an overview of County governments including structure, jurisdiction and budget, and to share examples of advocacy wins with County governments

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        8. Data & Evaluation

        Thursday, October 24th from 11:00am – 12:00pm

        Topics: How to use data to demonstrate importance to funders and policy makers?

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