Facilitator Lesson Plan
The Advocacy Teaching Kit contains all you need to host your own team-based active-learning event featuring work by Carrie Cochran-McClain, Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy at the National Rural Health Association, and Josh Jorgensen, Government Affairs and Policy Manager at the National Rural Health Association.
Effective advocacy for rural communities and rural health begins with making connections. Join a conversation and connect with other students and residents, and with a panel of individuals working for the National Rural Health Association as advocates for the health of rural communities. This Grand Rounds will highlight several current issues in rural health, explore the unique challenges in advocating for rural communities, and familiarize participants with available resources – sources of information, tools for making important connections, and opportunities for acquiring and practicing advocacy skills.
If you have questions about how to use or to adapt this teaching kit to your setting, contact us to schedule a phone call. We are happy to go over the details. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Participants will be able to:
- Articulate 3 unique challenges in advocating for rural health
- Describe the variation in rural policy issues across the United States
- Name 3 important sources of current information regarding important issues of rural health policy
- Identify at least one tool and/or opportunity for acquiring and practicing skills in advocating for rural communities
- Join others in promoting rural community health by becoming a student or resident member of NRHA
- Arrange your participants into teams within the room.
- Facilitate your session by following the prompts in the presenter notes of the Slide Deck.
- Facilitate general discussion with the full group. Go over any lingering thoughts.
- Evaluate the materials on your experience.