Topics: Overview of structure of local governments, tips for presenting at town halls or municipal meetings
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 training will explore why it is important to engage elected officials in the community work you do, and strategies for how to present your case at town or city meetings. The trainer will provide specific guidance on the best way to contact elected officials and stakeholders, how to effectively deliver your message, and how to navigate municipal meetings through local examples and tools.
Trainer: DJ Wilson, Mass Municipal Association
Participants completing this training will be able to:
This training addresses the following MA DPH coalition Criteria: