There are lots of ways to advocate for change! We are adding more resources to this page but here are a few great ones!

RI’s CHW Voices for Leadership and Advocacy!

Join this monthly group to advocate for CHWs!

“CHW Voices for Leadership & Advocacy,” formed in 2023 to gather the hope and energy needed to make positive change in RI. See one of their flyers here. They meet on the last Monday of every month. No registration is necessary. More information about them and meeting dates are here.

Advocacy Education from Common Cause RI

Common Cause RI is a nonpartisan organization leading the fight for open, ethical, accountable, and effective government. They have ‘demystifying democracy‘ YouTube videos on their website, co-hosted with the Latino Policy Institute.  

Sometimes advocacy seems out of our reach (where do I start?) Maybe, start with watching a YouTube video.  We all know how to do that… 🙂


Take this FREE Course to learn how to advocate effectively!!!

  • The course is self-paced and takes approximately 5 hours, 36 minutes
  • The training is available in English, French, and Spanish.
  • A facilitator guide is available in English, French, and Spanish to support in-person training.
  • A certificate is available upon course completion using

The course is organized into four modules:

  • Module 1: The history and background of CHW programs
  • Module 2: How to advocate for improved health care and working conditions
  • Module 3: How to tell personal stories to advocate for change
  • Module 4: How to use technology tools to participate in global conversations

Learn more on their website:

See the Student Guide/Workbook

Spread the Word!

RI’s HEZ Initiative

Rhode Island’s Health Equity Zones do great work cultivating health advocates from within communities to capitalize on those communities’ strengths.

“Rhode Island’s Health Equity Zone initiative is an innovative, place-based approach that brings communities together to build the infrastructure needed to achieve healthy, systemic changes at the local level. Health Equity Zones are geographic areas where existing opportunities emerge and investments are made to address differences in health outcomes. Through a collaborative, community-led process, each Health Equity Zone conducts a needs assessment and implements a data-driven plan of action to address the unique social, economic, and environmental factors that are preventing people from being as healthy as possible.” – (Rhode Island Department of Health, Health Equity Zones [HEZ] Initiative,

For more information on the program and specific HEZs, please visit its webpage here.

Advocacy Tool Kit for Peer Support