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LEAD - Legislative Education & Advocacy Development Guide

This guide was developed for the LEAD Program

Communities of Practice page

The resources linked to from this page are diversified and comprehensive. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons website is appropriate for all specialties in terms of the array of federal and state links it provides.

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Advocacy Pages

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Advocacy pages - This website provides significant links to federal, state, and specialty knowledge sources for legislative advocacy. Be sure to take a look at this website for general information and background on healthcare reform and the medical enterprise!

The Community ToolBox

The Community Tool Box is an organization that serves communities across the US and in over 200 nations. The website offers access to over 7,000 pages of tools for community builders. The organization strives to utilize best practices and evidence-based practices in development. Take a few minutes to browse the website's table of contents.

Chapter 33 describes "General Rules For Organizing Legislative Advocacy" 

Databases of Best Practices - A great collection of significant websites to aid in your knowledge construction activities.

AAP Advocacy Training Modules

AAP Advocacy Training Modules - The American Academy of Pediatrics website for advocacy training contains a rich array of information for pediatric advocates.