Advocacy Toolbox

Advocacy Overview

  • NACDD policy resources
  • The legislative process
  • How to become an advocate for chronic disease
  • The Federal budget and appropriations processes
  • Partnerships
  • Communications tools
  • Advocacy vs. lobbying

Policy Planning and Analysis Tools

  • How to develop an advocacy plan
  • Information on how to provide feedback on proposed legislation or policy
  • Tool for analyzing policy and legislation

Evaluating Policy and Legislation

  • Measuring advocacy and policy
  • How to evaluate an advocacy plan

Communicating Your Message

  • Sample state fact sheets and reports
  • NACDD Arthritis fact sheets
  • Implementing a Diabetes Day at the legislatur
  • Sample Resolutions
  • Media
  • Success Stories

Policy Resources from Other Organizations

  • Women in Government
  • National Association of City and County Health Officials
  • National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Council of State Governments
  • American Diabetes Association
  • National Governors Association
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
  • NACDD

NACDD Resources

  • Success Stories
  • PSTAT and PrePSTAT
  • State Legislative Lists
  • Become an Advocate
  • Submit Your Resource
  • Toolbox Evaluation