An Action Kit for Advocates
This kit contains materials that should be helpful to advocates working on expanding coverage for low-income parents.
- background pieces to help you understand the issue and find out what other states have done
- how to use the media to advance your objectives.
- case studies of campaigns carried out in two states.
- updated version of our "Five Good Reasons to Expand Family Coverage" fact sheet, which lays our the major arguments you may want to use.
- overheads you can adapt and use for presentation to potential coalition partners, legislators, civic groups, religious groups, etc.
Many of these materials are also provided in MS Word format (and, in the case of the overhead presentation, PowerPoint) on a diskette included in the kit. You can adapt the pieces, and your organization's logo and address, and use them in whatever way will best support your campaign!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
A. How to Expand Coverage for Parents with Federal Funding
B. States that Have Expanded Family Coverage
C. Map of Implemented and Enacted State Expansions
D. How Did They Do It? State Expansions in a Nutshell
E. Uninsured Parents and Medicaid Information, State-by-State
F. Immigrants' Eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP
II. CAMPAIGN TOOLS
A. Key Facts about the Uninsured
B. Five Good Reasons for States to Expand Family Coverage
C. Overhead Presentation: "Expanding Access: Five Good Reasons for States to Expand Family Coverage" (Powerpoint 373k)
D. Sample Op-Ed
E. Sample Letter to the Editor
F. Case Studies of State Campaigns to Expand Coverage:
G. Additional Resources
III. MEDIA TOOLS
A. Basic Rules for Getting Media Coverage
B. Planning a Media Campaign on Parents' Expansion
C. Media Campaign Checklist
D. What Kind of Media Activities Do You Want?
E. Having an Event? Don't Forget the Following
F. Polling: How the Public Feels about Parent Expansion
G. ImPRESSive: A Tip Sheet for Advocates: