An Information and Advocacy Toolkit for Patients' Organizations

This Advocacy Fieldbook provides patients ‘organizations with theory, guidelines, and tools to help advocate for a particular issue and get your voice heard. 


It serves as a companion to Advocacy Workshops or can be used as a stand-alone resource. The Fieldbook is organized in four sections: Advocacy Principles; Advocacy Step-by Step; Advocacy Tools; and Advocacy Skills. 

It includes two kinds of models for use 

  •  The Not-for-profit Voluntary Health Organization (NVHO) Model describes how different types of patient-based groups work and change over time. 
  •  The Patient Advocacy Model describes the different approaches to individual and NVHO (group) advocacy.


Download the PDF version of the Field Book