MPHA is partnering with the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs and several other allies to offer six regional advocacy trainings to help concerned residents learn how to motivate elected officials to pass policies to increase access to healthy food and physical activity, decrease tobacco use, and prevent chronic diseases.
The trainings are open to anyone who wants to improve health in their community – no experience is necessary!
Participants will gain an understanding of policy advocacy, including how to communicate with decision-makers, how to work in partnership with others who care about similar public health issues, and how your voice can make a difference in improving the health of your family and neighbors.
The Amherst training features Representative Ellen Story as a guest speaker to talk about effective ways to influence policy and to answer participants’ questions.
The first two trainings have been held in Boston and Worcester, and the feedback has been terrific. At both workshops, 100% of the participants said in their evaluations that they learned new information/skills about how they–as grassroots advocates–can effectively influence lawmakers. If you are looking for an inspiring way to bolster your advocacy skills and/or confidence (or just to network with other advocates) you have the chance at this event.
The training is free of change and includes a light lunch.
Questions? Contact Susan Morin at (781)569-5866, firstname.lastname@example.org