Advocacy Toolbox:
Policy Resources from Other Organizations

This page has resources from leading public health and public policy organizations.

TopicTitleTypeOrganizationDescription
Diabetes Legislative ToolkitWomen in Government: Diabetes Legislative Toolkit.WebsiteWomen in GovernmentThe Women In Government website provides critical information on the prevention of chronic disease, with an emphasis on heart disease and women. The Diabetes Toolkit includes background information such as reports and articles, fact sheets, brochures, sample legislation and state policy recommendations.
Local public healthNational Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) Public Health AdvocacyWebsiteNational Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO)This website describes the policy arm of the National Association of City and County Health Officials. The website informs policymakers of the critical role local health departments play in keeping our communities healthy and safe.
State diabetes legislationNational Council of State Legislators: Health WebsiteWebsiteNational Conference of State LegislaturesThe National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation’s 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. NCSL is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of state governments before Congress and federal agencies.
Health policyCouncil of State Governments Health Policy GroupWebsiteThe Council of State GovernmentsA website that describes health policy resources. The Health Policy Group provides policy analysis and innovative programming for state health policy leaders in the legislative and executive branches. This group also hosts many Web conferences and health forums for state leaders throughout the year.
ADA State and Federal policy prioritiesAmerican Diabetes Association Government Affairs and Advocacy WebsiteWebsiteAmerican Diabetes AssociationThe Government Affairs & Advocacy division at the American Diabetes Association works to improve access to quality care, eliminate discrimination against people because of their diabetes, and make sure the federal government is adequately funding diabetes research and programs. The website contains resources and tools aimed at reducing discrimination, addressing key federal and state policy issues, increasing federal and state government funding for diabetes programs and securing health insurance for people with diabetes.
State policy databasesNational Association of Chronic Disease Directors Policy and Legislative DatabasesWebsiteNACDDNACDD provides links to State policy databases.
Best practicesNational Governors Association Center for Best PracticesWebsiteNational Governors AssociationThe Health Division section provides resources to state governors/governments on a variety of health topics including prevention and wellness for population-based health.
Advocacy materialsAssociation for State and Territorial Health OfficialsWebsiteAssociation for State and Territorial Health OfficialsASTHO provides advocacy materials, policy tracking, and position statements on their website.