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Investing in Health: A Budget Advocacy Toolkit


August 2020 -

A toolkit to engage in budget advocacy — at the local, state/territorial, and national levels.


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September 21, 2020

#DefendTheVote4PH – Social Media Toolkit


September 2020 - Join our week of action to Defend the Vote for Public Health with this social media toolkit. Voting matters for health –– the act itself, safety and accessibility, and the impacts on your community. Public health is front and center as voters nationwide begin to cast ballots.

July 15, 2020

Health Workers Call for Housing Protections During and After COVID-19 Pandemic


July 2020 - An open letter signed by over 650 health workers and 50 health organizations and social media toolkit to keep people in their homes, provide housing for people experiencing homelessness, and protect the public's health.

June 11, 2020

Organizing Public Health to Join #BlackLivesMatter Protests


June 2020 - Tips and tools to help you organize a public health contingent at a #BlackLivesMatter protest.

April 15, 2020

Transforming the Narrative on Taxes


April 2020 - A resource on how to elevate a narrative that taxes can be used for the common good to advance health and equity, including tax narrative, letter to the editor tips, and fact sheet.

April 15, 2020

Tax Day 2020 – #TaxesForHealth Action Toolkit


April 2020 - A toolkit for Tax Day 2020 with a focus on COVID-19. Includes sample social media posts and how to participate in the photovoice and submitting letters to the editor.

April 6, 2020

National Public Health Week 2020 Action Toolkit


April 2020 - A toolkit for National Public Health Week 2020 with a focus on COVID-19. Includes sample social media posts and how to participate in discussion calls and social media actions.

June 27, 2019

Open Letter from Missouri & National Health Workers: Keep St. Louis Planned Parenthood Open


June 2019 - An open letter signed by 352 Missouri and national health workers speaking out against the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ attempts to close the state's last remaining licensed abortion clinic.

June 21, 2019

Proposed HUD Rule on Mixed-Status Families


June 2019 - A messaging action toolkit to advocate against the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) proposal to prohibit “mixed-status” families from living in public housing and Section 8 programs.

April 15, 2019

#TaxesForHealth Public Health Awakened Social Media Toolkit


April 2019 - A social media toolkit for Tax Day 2019 with sample tweets, hashtags, and graphics advocating for #TaxesforHealth and challenging myths about taxes that perpetuate toxic ideas about individualism and the free market.

April 1, 2019

National Public Health Week 2019 Public Health Awakened Social Media Toolkit


April 2019 - A social media toolkit for National Public Health Week 2019 advocating for SNAP, the Census IDEA Act, the Dream and Promise Act, the Green New Deal, and more.

October 16, 2018

#SpeakForHealth to Protect Immigrant Families


October 2018 - An action toolkit to submit public comment against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposal to punish low-income immigrant families for using health care, housing, and food assistance through a proposed expansion of the “public charge” regulation.

August 6, 2018

#FamiliesBelongTogether Actions for Public Health Toolkit


August 2018 - An action toolkit with concrete actions to take in support of #FamiliesBelongTogether and public health messaging against detention.

December 22, 2017

Letter to the Department of Health and Human Services in response to banned words


December 2017 - A letter to the Department of Health and Human Services signed by 478 health professionals in response to HHS officials banning staff from using particular language including the words “science-based,” “evidence-based,” “diversity,” “fetus,” “transgender,” “entitlement,” and “vulnerable.”

March 31, 2017

Scripts and Resources to Protect Transgender Rights


March 2017 - Resources to support conversations about transphobia and transgender rights, including a conversation aide, email template, script to contact legislators, and educational resources.