Your voice as a health center advocate is incredibly impactful, and so is your influence on your friends, family, colleagues, and community members. Use your voice to spread the word about the importance of advocacy and bring more and more individuals into the Health Center Movement.
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In-person Advocacy Recruitment
Is your health center participating in a health fair or community festival? Are you sharing information about your health center at a local church, club, or association meeting? Take along some information about the power of advocacy, and recruit additional advocates while you’re out in the community. Use our resources below to help you with your in-person recruitment efforts.
Online Advocacy Engagement
Did you know 100% of the Senate and 97% of the House is active on Facebook or Twitter? Not only that, the vast majority of Congressional staffers think that social media allows them to have more “meaningful interactions” with their constituents. Social media magnifies the collective voice of health centers and their patients. Our resources listed below will provide best practices for social media use, encourage others to advocate, and allow you to engage with us.
Join Health Center Advocates from across the country and post the reasons why you #valueCHCs across social media. This is a great opportunity for the Health Center Advocacy Network to share the value of health centers with their Members of Congress. We encourage advocates to post images on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #valueCHCs speaking to the ways in which you and your community #ValueCHCs – help us spread the word as part of the inaugural campaign. Learn more here.
Other Social Media Resources
Text to Advocate
Tell others to text HCADVOCATE to 52886Start recruiting
This month, health center funding is at stake, and it is critical that every health center board member, employee, patient, and supporter take action and GET LOUD. We must demand Congress take action this month to fix the health center funding cliff and protect the vital services they provide to 27 million patients. This week, call both of your Senators and your Representative in Congress, demanding action on the cliff. Make the health center voice impossible to ignore. Use this link to take action.
|Post to social media, tagging your Members of Congress. Click here for sample posts.|
|Email your Members of Congress.|
|Call your Members of Congress at 1-(866) 456-3949. Click here for a script. The next national call-in day is Monday, September 25.|
Ask your Representative to co-sponsor HR 3770, the CHIME Act, extending health center funding for 5 years.
Thank your Senators who signed the Blunt-Stabenow letter and ask them to take additional action to fix the Health Center Funding Cliff- see the list of signers here.
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