Many times, we want more information on preparation of board members in the advocacy area. Listed below is a selected advocacy bibliography each of you can refer to for basic and advanced information in this area.
American Public Health Association, APHA Advocates Handbook: A Guide for Effective Public Health Advocacy, American Public Health Association, Washington, 1999
Eyerman, Ron and Andrew Jamison, Music and Social Movements: Mobilizing Traditions in the Twentieth Century, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1998
Franklin,Holly, Advocating for the Public¹s Health: A Training Manual, Association of North Carolina Boards of Health and NCPH, 2001
Gladwell, Malcolm, The Tipping Point How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2000, Abacus (Paperback) 2002
Godin, Seth, Unleashing the Idea Virus, Hyperion, New York 2001, Simon & Schuster Ltd, 2002
Kush, Christopher, The One-Hour Activist: The 15 Most Powerful Actions You Can Take to Fight for the Issues and Candidates You Care About, Jossey-Bass, New York, 2004
Kush, Christopher, Cybercitizen: How to Use Your Computer to Fight for All the Issues You Care About, St. Martin¹s Griffin, New York 2000
Kush, Christopher, Grassroots Games: Preparing Your Advocates for the Political Arena, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Washington, 2001
Loue, Sana, Linda Lloyd and Donald O' Shea, Community Health Advocacy, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, 2003
Rosen, Emanuel, The Anatomy of Buzz: How to Create Word-of-Mouth Marketing, Doubleday & Company, New York, 2000
Wallack, Lawrence, Lori Dorfman, David Jernigan, and Makani Themba, Media Advocacy and Public Health, Sage Publication, New York, 1993
North Carolina Legislative Library: The Legislative Library supports the research and information needs of the Legislature, its committees and staff. The Library also offers services to other state agencies and provides limited reference services to the general public.
If you have other favorite advocacy resources, please send them to me.
- Robert Blackburn, February 2007