Hometown Advocacy

Resources for Association local volunteer leaders and staff sharing our Advocacy priorities and accomplishments, and recruiting and engaging new advocates in your community.

Including Advocacy at Local Events and Programs

 Easy Advocacy Checklists for Association Events

These one-page event-specific checklists are designed to be a quick guide for local volunteers and staff to use in planning how to include Advocacy messaging, materials and engagement activities at Association events and programs. Each checklist includes both basic and advanced practice suggestions, as well as timeline information about ordering materials and making logistical arrangements.

Messaging Tools

Marketing tools, advocacy stories, and key message documents that you can use to show your event participants how advocacy delivers on our mission, and improves the lives of people living with and at risk for diabetes.

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 Recruiting Advocates

Materials for building a stronger base of local advocacy support, including recruiting new grassroots advocates, and recruiting attorneys and health care professionals to advocate for people with diabetes through our Legal Advocacy Networks.

  • Petition Form: Federal Funding — For use at Association events. Focus: Urge congress to expand funding for diabetes research and prevention programs.
  • Petition Form: Safe at School — For use at Association events. Focus: Urge elected officials that children with diabetes should be medically safe at school and have equal educational opportunity.
  • Petition Form: Health Disparities — For use at Association events: Focus: Support public policies to eliminate health disparities, improve access to diabetes prevention and care, and improve diabetes research in minority populations.
  • Petition Form: Latino Health Disparities (Spanish) — For use at Association events: Focus: Support public policies to eliminate health disparities, improve access to diabetes prevention and care, and improve diabetes research in Latino populationss. This form is in Spanish ONLY.
  • Business Card Recruitment Tool Talking Points — This document gives instruction and information to assist you in the distribution of the new business card recruitment tool. This tool will enable us to expand our Legal Advocacy attorney and health care professional networks providing us with more of these professionals to assist with discrimination issues.

Local Market Planning

Communication and coordination with key advocacy players is essential in planning and implementing advocacy at Association events. Information on reaching out to and forming your advocacy team, and tools for planning local strategy and activities.

Check out hometown advocacy planning resources now.

Training Webinars

Each year our local staff and volunteers are invitied to participate in live broadcast webinars on a variety of topics related to local advocacy outreach and engagement. Recordings of these webinars can be viewed at anytime.

Check out training webinars for hometown advocates now.

Key Advocacy Handouts

Get to Know Your Regional State Advocacy Directors

We have a great resource available just waiting to help you.

Get to know your regional State Advocacy Directors

  • Last Reviewed: October 18, 2013
  • Last Edited: February 27, 2014