HEALTH IS MORE THAN HEALTH CARE: The Documentary Series
Produced by California Newsreel in association with Vital Pictures, Inc.
Presented by the National Minority Consortia of public television
Public Engagement Campaign in association with the Joint Center Health Policy Institute
A four-hour documentary series exploring socio-economic and racial inequities in health
Airing four consecutive Thursdays, March 27 to April 17, 2008
UNNATURAL CAUSES TOOLKIT
Public policy change is critical to achieving health equity. But how can organizations use the series to educate, organize and advocate for changes that will make a difference?
The UNNATURAL CAUSES toolkit provides facilitation tips, background, sample agendas, and guidelines for planning an effective screening – one that not only deepens understanding of issues but serves as a step towards further involvement.
Please note: The toolkit is currently available in DRAFT form only.
B - Background (PDF - 41KB)
The Series and Public Impact Campaign
What Is Health Equity?
Ten Things to Know about Health
C - Before You Begin: Three Steps (PDF - 49KB)
Step I: Build Internal Consensus and Capacity
Step II: Develop Clear Goals & Objectives
Step III: Define Your Audience and Opportunities for Action
D - Planning Your Event (PDF - 51KB)
Types of Screenings
Messaging: A New Story
Highlighting Promising Policies and Initiatives
E - Practical Tools (PDF - 51KB)
Tips for Ensuring a Productive Discussion
Resources & Acknowledgements
OTHER MATERIALS TO COME:
§ UNNATURAL CAUSES Discussion Guide: suggested pre- and post-viewing activities, comprehension and discussion questions for each program, and practical follow-up actions
§ Policy Primer – Advocating for Better Policies: a detailed resource developed by the Praxis Project to help your organization plan and implement a strategy for policy change
§ Planning for Media Advocacy: also developed by the Praxis Project, in-depth advice on how to frame your message, tell your stories and get coverage; includes a media advocacy glossary
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