The critical need for resources and support for underserved communities and the organizations who care for them is more important than ever. As part of our ongoing Policy & Practices series, ACU hosted a Grassroots Advocacy training webinar to empower clinicians and all organization staff to use their voice to inform policymakers to effect positive change in the face of COVID-19.

Challenges and Opportunities in Effective Advocacy in COVID-19

This webinar outlines the current policy environment, exploring COVID-19 stimulus and response efforts, Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations, the impact of the 2020 election, TX v. USA, the ACU court case, and the importance of health extenders reauthorization funding. It also features practical guidance on how to engage in modern advocacy, common challenges and opportunities for taking action, and how to get involved and how to get involved now through techniques such as research, internal and partner engagement, traditional media outreach, and creative advocacy via social media and virtual events.

This session on effective advocacy in COVID-19 was hosted on Thursday, May 21, 2020 and was the first session in ACU’s Policy & Practice Series. Want to be informed when ACU offers new informative webinars on the pandemic and other issues? Join our mailing list!


  • Amanda Pears Kelly, Executive Director, Association of Clinicians for the Underserved

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More Resources on Effective Advocacy in COVID-19 and Other Issues

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is regularly updating our detailed list of resources on the coronavirus pandemic with new webinars, fact sheets, and other resources related to health centers, workforce considerations, clinical protocols and guidance, telehealth, and more. You can also view a variety of webinars on COVID-19 and its impact on underserved populations on our health equity webinar archives. Interested in getting involved in health equity advocacy? Join the movement!