KAMU’s Policy and Public Affairs Director, Katrina McGivern was accepted into  the National Association of Community Health Center’s (NACHC) Grassroots Advocacy Leadership Program. This program is designed to give state primary care associations, health center staff, board members and patients the knowledge and tools to be grassroots advocacy leaders in their health centers and communities.

The leadership program is a six-month education and skills-building program that began during the NACHC Policy & Issues Forum in March 2015 and continues through September 2015. It is designed to provide intensive training and hands-on experience in all aspects of health center advocacy.

The curriculum for the program covers a diverse range of topics, including; advocacy best practices, media relations and understanding legislation. The topics are design to help give participants a well-rounded skill-set for advocating for community health centers.

“This is a great program to be a part of to grow and strengthen KAMU’s advocacy efforts,” said McGivern.

The faculty of the Grassroots Advocacy Leadership Program is made up of the NACHC Advocacy team, with support from the Communications and Policy staff.