Storytelling Training for the Exemplary Advocate Cohort (Request for Contracted Service Proposals)

Storytelling Training for the Exemplary Advocate Cohort (Request for Contracted Service Proposals)

Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) is requesting proposals from qualified contractors to provide the Exemplary Advocate Cohort (EAC) with training, consisting of two sessions, that will help EAC members and their organizations better utilize storytelling to advance health equity in their work.

The EAC is comprised of 22 experienced advocates representing 11 diverse organizations across the state of Missouri. These seasoned advocates have been members of the EAC since 2019 and have been charged with collectively working toward building an effective and coordinated field of health advocates in Missouri. Since forming, cohort members have been meeting regularly and collectively building an inclusive network, fostering diversity of thought, giving back to their advocacy communities, and adopting a health equity lens in an effort to create a cohesive and transformative health advocacy community.

The EAC has recently completed a strategic plan which identifies four goals to be accomplished, one of which is to build organizational capacity. To accomplish this goal, it was determined the EAC would benefit from a training on storytelling. We are seeking qualified trainers to provide engaging and informative training to our group.

The EAC is seeking a training expert who can provide the cohort four-to-eight hours of storytelling training in October 2022, covering the two distinct topics described below. The training should be both informative and engaging with the goal of equipping EAC members with skills and knowledge to better share their health advocacy stories and lift up the stories and experiences of those impacted. More specifically, the cohort is interested in learning more about the following storytelling topics: (1) Combating dominant narratives and (2) Helping impacted individuals tell their own stories.

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Proposals must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Monday, July 11, 2022.

If you have questions please contact Megan Bhatti at (314) 345-5573 or mbhatti@mffh.org.