“Promoting upstream, systemic change through advocacy
is often the most effective strategy for improving community health.”
Our advocacy goal, through our strategic planning process, is to strengthen the capacity and leadership of community partners to engage in civic engagement campaigns that lead to the passage of statewide policies in the Healthy Beginnings, Healthy Communities initiative in Oregon and SW Washington.
We will identify policies of interest through the community engagement process and convening.
We will identify policy areas of value to the community where the Foundation has a unique leadership role to play.
Once we have clear direction from the community that aligns with our goals, we will develop specific capacity-building and leadership engagement efforts in identified areas.
More information on our advocacy goals and efforts will be available in early 2014, when our Healthy Beginnings, Healthy Communities initiative planning process is complete.