Community Advocacy


Community advocacy, or public advocacy, involves actively working on behalf of others (perhaps a group, organization, or a number of people with common interests or needs) to advance a cause or issue or effect some sort of change in circumstances or policy.  It can take many forms, including raising awareness, pushing for better healthcare and expanded patient rights, appealing for funding, and petitioning or lobbying for beneficial policies or legislation, and can be performed at various levels – local, state, or federal – in support of a few or large numbers of individuals.

The topics and presentations in this section of our website are designed to introduce you to the various means and methods of effecting change at all policy levels and to equip you with the information, tips, and tools you require to become a voice for your issue, cause, and/or community.