Local Market Planning

Advocacy Planning

2016 Advocates in Action Calendar

(PDF) — This calendar is the roadmap for our Advocates in Action initiative – focusing on hometown advocacy recruitment, engagement and support. The Calendar lists month by month supports that will be provided to local advocacy volunteer and staff leaders, corresponding with specific year-round advocacy goals and activities.

Elected Officials at Events

(PDF) — American Diabetes Association policy and tips for including elected officials at Association events.

Advocacy Players

  • Local Association staff should be included in any discussion of implementing advocacy at Association events.
  • The following two documents are templates to be used by the local Community Leadership Board, as tools to outline the role and responsibilities of the local Advocacy Chair, and local Advocacy Committee. All Community Leadership Boards should identify a member of the board to serve as Advocacy Chair. Many communities also have an Advocacy Committee in place. Both documents provide a general outline for these roles, but should be modified to meet local needs.

Advocacy Presentations

2015 Government Affairs and Advocacy Update: Presentation Kit

Below are links to key files for use by Advocacy Chairs in providing an update to your Community Leadership Boards (CLB).

  • Last Reviewed: February 13, 2015
  • Last Edited: February 2, 2016