New Training! Engaging Elected Officials In Your Work
All of us at the Training Insitute are excited to bring you a new training in the new year, Engaging Elect Officials In Your Work: Tips, Tools, and Talking Points.
As community health workers, we know our work is more effective when we do it together. This means bringing together a wide variety of people and stakeholders, from teachers and community members to business owners and elected officials. We recognize that some of these stakeholders can be a little harder or more intimidating to reach, which is why we created a training that focuses on targeting elected officials that can include local boards of health, mayors and boards of selectman, and both state and federals representatives. Engaging policy makers in our conversations around community and public health
Engaging Elected Officials In Your Work: Tips, Tools, and Talking Points
Wednesday, January 17, 9:30-11:00 am
To make a lasting impact, effective community health work is transitioning from a program approach to policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change. Engaging a variety of people who can champion your work in places you may not be able to reach is an important strategy for implementing PSE change. This webinar will explore why it is important to engage elected officials in the community work you do, and different strategies for how to engage them. The presenter will provide a brief overview of the structure of local governments and strategies for preparing talking points that members of your coalition can use in phone calls, emails, or visits to elected officials. Examples from the field include smoke-free housing, healthy food access, and town planning for the built environment.
Participants completing this webinar will be able to:
1. Define PSE change.
2. Describe local PSE change examples.
3. Identify key components and strategies to incorporate engaging elected officials in their scope of work.
Trainer: DJ Wilson, Mass Municipal Association
In the meantime, here are some resources to get you thinking: