2016 Advocacy Visit Materials

Advocating for Equity in Education & Health CareThank you for signing up to participate in our School Health Advocacy Visits on May 5! We have more the 200 people signed up to participate in visits, including about 25 youth. We’ve also scheduled about 75 visits with legislators and other policymakers. It’s going to be an amazing afternoon where you all will lend your voice to our policy work in Sacramento.

To help you prepare for visits, we’ve created a number of resources:

Webinar: Getting Ready for School Health Advocacy Visits – If you were unable to participate in one of our webinars, you may view the PowerPoint slides and watch a recording of the webinar.

Participant Planning Materials – These will be available in hard copy on May 5 but are uploaded here in case you would like to review in advance.

  • Advocacy Visit Worksheet is a suggested agenda for your meetings with legislators, but you can use this handout to plan your talking points with the rest of your team members.
  • Tips for Legislative Visits includes some general talking points and tips for meetings with legislators.
  • Map of Sacramento Area highlights the route from the Sheraton Hotel to the Capitol and information for finding your meeting rooms once inside.

Legislative Packets – Each meeting with a legislative office will get one packet of materials to leave behind with the legislator or staffer.

  • District profile is an overview of the SBHCs in the member’s district based on the information we have in our database. This is a great conversation starter, members and their staff often want to better understand what is in the district they represent. A sample district profile is provided here but you will receive a customized version for your meetings.
  • Overview of SBHCs is our statewide factsheet about California’s SBHCs. The handout includes a map showing where SBHCs are located and includes general information about how SBHCs are funded, what services are provided, and what types of organizations sponsor SBHCs.
  • Proven Solutions to Pressing Problems and Proven Impact on Learning provide summary of studies highlighting the positive impacts (on health and education) of the school-based health model.
  • CSHA’s School Health Legislative & Policy Priorities gives some basic information about the bills and policies that are CSHA’s priorities this year.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Eisenberg at leisenberg@schoolhealthcenters.org. We look forward to seeing you on May 5! As a reminder, please wear RED so we stand out in Sacramento.