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Association of California Healthcare Districts removes "Guide to Grassroots Advocacy" from its website

Original post made by Jack Hickey, Woodside: Emerald Hills, on Apr 6, 2013

In another topic "Why is the Sequoia Healthcare District switching its Workers Comp. Insurance to ACHD's Alpha Fund?" Web Link I provided a link to the "Guide to Grassroots Advocacy" on ACHD's website. They have removed that document, but you can view it on my website Web Link

The ACHD website now contains a list of committees, one of which is the Advocacy Committee see: Web Link
They are still engaging in this questionable activity with the support of the Sequoia Healthcare District (your property tax dollars).
Here's what the do:

Advocacy Committee
Committee is responsible for the oversight of legislative, regulatory, collaborative and grassroots activities of the Association and the ALPHA Fund. The committee is comprised of a minimum of 7 and maximum of 11 Healthcare District representatives.

Main Goals:

Implement strategies for collaboration and communication that support the mission of the Association
Advocate on issues that impact California's Healthcare Districts
Main Objectives:

Identify and implement collaboration opportunities
Identify and implement a communication plan to improve linkages between Association and its stakeholders
Enhance relationships with Legislators
Educate Members on the legislative process

Visit Web Link for information on Political Advocacy.

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Posted by Jack Hickey
a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Jun 4, 2015 at 11:44 am

Jack Hickey is a registered user.

A Guide to Effective
Advocacy for Healthcare Districts can now be found at
Web Link

From page 2:

State and federal health care and regulatory laws are complex and continue to evolve. For our voice to be heard, Healthcare Districts must demonstrate their value and educate elected representatives about the important resources and services they provide to support the health and wellbeing of the local community.

Fortunately, there is strength in numbers and knowledge. ACHD member Districts represent more than 35,000 employees and serve more than two million patients and individuals each year. Organizing these constituents to communicate their support for policies and regulations that benefit Healthcare Districts will get the attention of state legislators, the media and other key influencers. By building an extensive statewide grassroots advocacy network, Healthcare Districts can be involved in policy decisions that shape the future.

Now is the time to engage in an organized grassroots program. The more registered voters we can involve in a given legislative district, the more political influence Healthcare Districts can wield in Sacramento.

The Sequoia Healthcare District is a dues-paying member of ACHD. Organizing a grassroots advocacy network to influence legislation using public funds is a felony.