Dose of Change intern-extraordinaire, Lili Gecker, checks-in with this great find from Global Voices Advocacy.
Twitter, Facebook, Myspace—these websites aren’t just for social networking, they can also help your online advocacy campaign. By engaging a variety of online strategies, or crossposting, you can raise awareness, promote your message, attract new supporters and maximize outreach.
Check out this guide to learn more.
Among the myriad provisions of the historic health care reform legislation past this spring is a policy change that (beginning in 2011) will allow struggling state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) transition beneficiaries to Medicare Part D. This is accomplished by allowing ADAP expenditures count towards Medicare Part D true out-of-pocket costs.
Confused? You’re not alone.
Dose of Change hosted a webinar with policy experts John Coburn of Health and Disability Advocates and Ann Lefert of National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors to help AIDS advocates prepare for this coming change.
Click on the slides below and use the arrows to follow along with the audio (NOTE: must view in full screen mode to access audio):
Download presentation slides (PDF).
Stay tuned for more information on how your state can take advantage of this change in the law. Dose of Change will be developing more resources to help state-level advocates in the months ahead.
The world’s largest public health conference, the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010), kicked off this past weekend in Vienna, Austria. The event brings together 20,000 people from across the world to discuss the current state and the future path of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.
There are a TON of online outlets covering AIDS 2010 but here are a few links to get you plugged in:
The ongoing AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) crisis has spurred many across the country to become engaged in AIDS advocacy. Shocking headlines and tragic statistics have raised the profile and intensity of AIDS advocacy efforts to the highest levels in years. However, we as advocates know that avoiding the next ADAP crisis will require sustained and determined movement building and the long-term engagement of grassroots advocates.
The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) recently engaged its community on the ADAP crisis, using increased public attention to greatly boost its grassroots advocacy network. This was accomplished through a simple and effective postcard campaign.
Take a look at ARCW’s postcard and information half-sheet.
Bill Keeton, Director of Government Relations at ARCW, was kind enough to answer a few of our questions about their campaign: (more…)