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.
Sign-up for Upcoming Trainings
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
View and Share Archived Trainings
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.
- Dr. Angelo Williams, Deputy Director at California Black Health Network
- Lee Lo, California Policy Advocate at Southeast Asian Resource Action Center
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.
Linda Tenerowicz, Policy Advocate at California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
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?
- Scott Graves, Director of Research at California Budget & Policy Center
- Christina Lares, Community Engagement Manager at California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
Key Budget Process Resources
- State Budget Process Guide and Infographic
- Relationship Between Budget Process & Policy Bill Process Guide
- County Budget Process Guide and Infographic
4. Media & Social Media Advocacy
Thursday, June 27th from 11:00am – 12:00pm
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.
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
- Eunisses Hernandez, Los Angeles Campaign Coordinator, JustLeadershipUSA