Check back throughout the year for updated toolkits, webinar recordings, and other materials.

Introduction

Advocacy Lead Manual: Focused on the global health advocacy concepts and leadership skills that are indispensable for Advocacy Leads.

Public Narrative Guide: Lead your team through a Public Narrative workshop using this guide to Story of Self, Story of Us, and Story of Now.

Making Global Health Champions: Campaign Topics

Background:

How a Bill Becomes Law: An overview from Vote Smart on the legislative process. 

Congressional Power Research Tools: Use the tools at this link to research your member of Congress' views and assess their ability to be a champion for your cause. 

 

Federal Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2018:

Federal Appropriations One-Pager: A quick guide to understanding the federal appropriations process, its importance, and how we can influence it.

2017 Congressional Leave Behind: A quick guide to understanding the federal appropriations process, its importance, and how we can influence it.

Tactics

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor Toolkit: Learn what an LTE is, how to write and submit one, and get some guidelines for crafting an effective letter.  Use LTEs to amplify your voice through published media and gain attention for important issues from your elected officials.

Letters to the Editor Webinar:  This fall, PIH Engage is supporting the Reach Every Mother and Child Act, a bipartisan bill that could dramatically improve maternal and child survival in poor countries. Watch to learn how to write letters to the editor and use these tools to speak through the media to our elected officials. This is an opportunity to learn a new skill that you can put immediately into action for PIH Engage's advocacy efforts. Follow along with our LTE worksheet, and find the slides here [PDF|PPT].

Letters to the Editor Worksheet: After reading through the LTE toolkit (above), you can use this worksheet to practice with your team! This worksheet was created by Matt Erdos, Advocacy Lead for the PIH Engage Boston University Team, and adapted by the National Team.

Letters to the editor Report Form: After you submit your LTE and send it in, send us a copy here! We'll add it to the website under the In the News tab, and share it on social media as well! 

Meetings with Congress

Meetings with Congress Webinar: This fall, PIH Engage is supporting the Reach Every Mother and Child Act, a bipartisan bill that could dramatically improve maternal and child survival in poor countries. On this webinar we talk about the bill, hear from our allies at RESULTS, and learn how to meet with our legislators to support it. Slides available here.

Meeting with Congress Toolkit: Step-by-step guide to schedule, plan, and execute a successful meeting with your elected officials. Check out the Federal Appropriations one-pager and the Fall 2015 Congressional Asks for more information on the content of these meetings.

Meeting with Congress Presentation: Teach your PIH Engage team how to set up and execute a meeting with your elected officials. Complete with slide deck and facilitation guide. 

Meeting with Congress Report Form: Tell us how your Congressional meeting went!

2015-2016 Advocacy Campaign Materials Here