ERIC Number: ED471466
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Introductory Guide to Advocacy: Working To Improve Advocacy for School Health Education and Services.
Reynolds, Sherri T.; Reilly, Linda A.; Ballin, Scott; Wooley, Susan Frelick
This guide was developed to help advocates who support school health programs, both as volunteers and staff. Four parts include: (1) "Introduction to Advocacy" (overview, American School Health Association and advocacy, lobbying laws and American School Health Association, and contract lobbyists); (2) "Advocacy Concepts" (identifying and prioritizing issues, coalitions/partnerships, grassroots networks, American School Health Association's networking tree, ideas for advocacy, influencing decision makers, hints for the personal visit, hints for the personalized letter, hints for telephone calls, hints for presenting personal testimony, and the media and advocacy); (3) "The Governmental Arena" (U.S. government overview, executive branch, judicial branch, legislative branch-Congress, how a bill becomes a law, federal appropriations process, state government, initiative and referendum, local government, how local governments pass ordinances, and school governance) and (4) "Glossary" (glossary of legislative terms). (SM)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Comprehensive School Health Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Lobbying, Local Government, School Health Services, State Government
American School Health Association, 7263 State Route 43, P.O. Box 708, Kent, OH 44240 ($10 members; $15 nonmembers). Tel: 330-678-1601; Web site: http://www.ashaweb.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American School Health Association, Kent, OH.