January/February 2007

Advocacy Model

Each of Catholic Health Initiatives’ advocacy priorities for 2007–2008 will be addressed within the three dimensions of Catholic Health Initiatives’ advocacy model:

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“People generally think of advocacy in terms of public policy and government relations,” said Colleen Scanlon, RN, JD, senior vice president of advocacy for Catholic Health Initiatives. “This is natural, because our work to communicate with elected officials in order to influence legislation and regulation is often the most visible aspect of what we do. However, the community and organizational dimensions of advocacy are just as essential to the realization of Catholic Health Initiatives’ mission and vision.”