Building a Movement - Awareness Tool Kit
The Awareness Tool Kit provides you with some tried and tested guidance for planning and implementing SBHC Awareness activities in your community. Please use it, recommend additions, and help increase the champions for SBHCs.
Keeping It Local: Conduct an SBHC Tour
Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill used to say, “All politics are local.” It is critical to build relationships with our local communities and elected officials—the more they know you and the issues you care about, the more likely they are to support those issues.
• 14 Steps to a Successful Tour
Raising Awareness through the Media
• 2011 Awareness Month Press Release Template
• Tips on Writing a Press Release/Sample Release
• NASBHC Press Release, February 2011
• Statewide Media Contact List (Excel Spreadsheet)
• Guide to Using Statewide Media Contact List
• Letters to the Editor and Op-Eds: Tips and Samples
• Sample Public Service Announcements
• Newsletters and Publications
Building Relationships with Legislators
• Legislators are People, Too!
• State Legislators: who they are and how to work with them
• From Massachusetts: Getting Legislators out of the State House and Into the School House
• NASBHC's Tour Guide for Congressional Visits
• Engaging Candidates and Elected Officials on SBHC Issues at Forums
About SBHCs in Oregon
• What is the Network?
• What are School-Based Health Centers?
• SBHC: What it is and Why it works
• Educator Fact Sheet - courtesy of Sacajawea Health Center
• Healthy Students are Better Students
• Map of State Certified SBHCs in Oregon 2011
NASBHC Fact Sheets:
• 25 Article and Studies Supporting SBHC Services
• Article: Unlocking the Benefits of SBHCs
• SBHCs and SCHIP and Medicaid Reimbursement
• SBHCs and Obesity Prevention
• SBHCs and Cost Savings
• Benefits of SBHCs
• SBHCs and Access to Health Care
Other Useful links by NASBHC:
• Health Care Reform and SBHCs
• NASBHC's Federal Action Center
Awareness Day Archives - we'll refer to this in 2013!
Advocacy Day Master Planning Book
Download this booklet so that you have everything you need to know at your fingertips!
Advocacy Day Checklist
This is a nice reminder of the major steps
Schedule of the day
Story release form (please bring TWO COPIES of your stories with your signature)
Travel Request We offer reimbursements to groups
Make Appointments with
Call your legislators and ask them for 15 minutes of their time.
- Find Your Legislator
- Prepare for a Meeting with your Legislator
- Phone numbers for legislators when they aren't in session
- Message and Facts - Have these front of mind when you meet your Legislator
- How an Idea becomes Law - a visual guide
Alert the Media
Send a press release to your local news publishers, tv and radio stations
- Click here for a sample press release that you can customize!
- Download a Statewide Media Contact List - click here! (Excel Spreadsheet)
Visitor Services in the State Capitol has parking information: 503- 986-1388
City Parking Passes:
The $6.00 passes are sold in Room 49 at State Capitol. These passes may be used in any 10 hour metered parking spaces within the area defined on the back of the pass. They allow you to park all day.
10-hour visitor meters are located on Court Street. They require (approximately .75/per hour.)