Advocacy program for the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
AMHTA wanted to coordinate and broaden its advocacy activities for
its beneficiaries – Alaskans who experience mental illness,
developmental disabilities, chronic alcoholism, or Alzheimer's
disease and related dementia. The trustees wanted a
comprehensive communication and advocacy program that allowed them
to effectively interact with policy-makers on the state and local
levels and present a compelling argument to adequately fund
programs and services for beneficiaries.
The Trust also wanted to reduce the stigma and change
public perceptions of its beneficiaries.
Identify goals and
objectives for the 2004 legislative session
The Trust and its member agencies are better prepared to deal with the issues that will arise in the legislative session relating to budget and program cuts. They understand the need for and methods to develop on-going relationships that will allow them to present effective arguments for maintaining a level of care for their beneficiaries.
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