Grassroots Advocacy Leadership Program (ALP)

Community Health Centers encounter many challenges and opportunities on the federal, state, and local levels. We know advocate burnout is real, but Health Center advocacy has never been more important.


The NACHC Grassroots Advocacy Leadership Program (ALP) is a virtual skill-building program that provides extended training, resources/tools, and hands-on experience to emerging leaders as they work to build advocacy engagement within their Health Centers, PCAs, and communities.


Our Spring 2023 ALP Cohort is full. Please email Sarah Francois at if you would like to be added to the priority waiting list for the upcoming Fall cohort. 

Frequently Asked Questions: 
  1. NACHC hosts two virtual ALP cohorts each year (Spring and Fall). Each cohort consists of:
    1. One intensive half-day virtual kickoff workshop that covers Health Center Advocacy 101 topics and opportunities for peer networking.
    2. Monthly educational webinars that highlight additional topics of interest, such as:
      • Creating a culture of advocacy
      • Advocacy action planning
      • Advocacy communications
      • Engaging with elected officials, and more!
  2. The time commitment for ALP is roughly four hours per month. Each participant is expected to submit an advocacy action plan, participate in monthly webinars/assignments and present a final project at the end of each cohort.
  3. Participants who meet the qualifications above will receive a completion certificate from NACHC and earn the title coveted title “Master of Advocacy”!
  1. Anyone with a connection to the Health Center movement who has not previously participated in ALP is eligible, including:
    • Health Center or PCA staff
    • Board Members
    • Patients
  2. Advocacy does not have to be your full-time job, but we recommend that each ALP participant be someone who can dedicate time to organizing efforts that help foster a culture of advocacy within your organization.
  3. A maximum of two people from a single organization may participate in each cohort.

The Spring 2023 ALP Cohort is full. If you’d like to be added to the priority registration list for our Fall cohort, please email 

  1. Each cohort begins with a virtual half-day kickoff workshop, followed by monthly 4 monthly webinars. 
  2. The cost is $25 per participant.
  3. A maximum of two people from a single organization may participate in each cohort.
  4. Each cohort is limited to 50 participants, so be sure to sign-up early!