Advocacy Demystified

Advocacy may seem overwhelming, but it’s a lot easier — and can have a bigger impact — than you might imagine. You already have the knowledge, passion, and commitment to be a successful and effective health care advocate. All you need are the right tools. This fact sheet provides an overview of key tools and … Read More >

Advocacy may seem overwhelming, but it’s a lot easier — and can have a bigger impact — than you might imagine. You already have the knowledge, passion, and commitment to be a successful and effective health care advocate. All you need are the right tools. This fact sheet provides an overview of key tools and strategies individual volunteers can use to advocate for the issues they care about.

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