Advocacy Training & Technical Assistance

We work to build the advocacy capacity of community partners by offering technical assistance and hosting workshops and learning opportunities.

Advocacy Training & Technical Assistance

Workshops & Learning Opportunities 

MFH offers a variety of workshops and other learning opportunities, including how to engage effectively in health advocacy from a faith perspective, facilitating small group meetings with state legislators, and webinars introducing basic advocacy skills. Our trainings have evolved over time with input from attendees. Learning opportunities offered each year currently include:

Link Project
MFH grant recipients work at the local level to address critical health care needs and can provide essential information to policymakers about the health challenges in their districts. The MFH Link Project uses workshops and experiential learning opportunities to help grantees in the policymaking process.

For technical assistance or questions about the Link Project or other training opportunities, please contact Jennifer Carter Dochler, Director of Government Affairs.

Alliance for Justice Training
Several times a year MFH hosts Alliance for Justice trainers. These trainers are attorneys who help clarify what state and federal laws govern Missouri nonprofit organizations’ advocacy activities. We recommend completing this training prior to engaging in significant advocacy efforts. Organizations with regular advocacy activities should take it periodically as a refresher.

If you have questions about Alliance for Justice training, please contact Jennifer Carter Dochler, Director of Government Affairs.

Technical Assistance

We also offer limited advocacy technical assistance to grant recipients. Assistance is provided in response to requests and may include:

  • Introductions to other organizations working on a particular topic or in a geographic area
  • Help navigating online legislative resources
  • Identifying health-related legislation which has momentum at the state level
  • Feedback on how to include advocacy activities as a regular part of your mission-oriented work

Jennifer Carter Dochler

Director of Government Affairs

(314) 345-5571