Advocacy Toolkit

The Advocacy Toolkit is a package of educational resources to assist SHEA members with becoming effective advocates on behalf of the society’s policy agenda.  This toolkit is an exclusive SHEA member benefit to enable advocates to be effective in advancing SHEA’s mission, stay informed on the most critical or priority “asks” for the profession, and to better understand the priority policy issues that are top-of-mind for members and society leaders. 

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Other Resources

FY2020 Federal Funding Priorities

An important tool for advocates to follow the progression of the federal appropriations process for SHEA priority programs. Includes past, present, and proposed funding levels for CDC, NIH, and AHRQ programs of interest to SHEA.

Labor-HHS Primer

This primer is an important tool to understand the key areas of interests within the Executive Branch and each of their relevant functions concerning SHEA members.  

Advocate Meeting Checklist

When planning an in-person meeting with a legislator, use this checklist to prepare for a successful meeting.

Authorization vs. Appropriations Guide

Did you know even if federal legislation is signed into law, it doesn’t necessarily mean there is funding to support the new program. This brief but helpful guide summarizes the process for funding federal programs, and the difference between authorization and appropriations.

How to be Heard on Social Media

A short and helpful guide for how best to use social media channels to advocate for SHEA.

Appropriations Bill Process

An infographic explaining the unique process for passing federal appropriations bills and the difference between regular order, omnibus bills, and continuing resolutions.