Thank You for Attending the
2014 Orange County Women's Health Policy Summit

The Orange County Women's Health Project presented the 2014 Orange County Women's Health Policy Summit on Friday October 17, 2014 at the Delhi Center in Santa Ana, CA.  Immediately following the Summit, UC Irvine presented the Community Launch for its Interdisciplinary Center on Family Violence.  

The Policy Summit featured presentations of the OCWHP's 2014 Policy Briefs and policy recommendations as prepared by the three Task Forces - Breast & Cervical Cancer, Health & Domestic Violence, and Teen Reproductive Health.  An advocacy training for nonprofits followed, to equip attendees to work with the Task Forces to 
develop action plans that will mobilize and equip stakeholders to implement and advance these policy recommendations. The Policy Briefs, Policy Recommendations, and presentations from the Summit are below.

We would like to extend a special thanks to our generous Sponsors: Chapman University, Kaiser Permanente, Julie Hill, UC Irvine Nursing Science - Center for the Advancement of Women's Health, Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, and Hoag Hospital.

Additionally, the 2014 Summit is funded in part by Grants from the: Argyros Family FoundationUeberroth Family Foundation, and The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF)

Finally, we would like to recognize our Planning Committee
African American Women’s Health Symposium, California State University, Fullerton, CalOptima, Chapman University, Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers, Health Management Associates, Human Options, MOMS Orange County, Orange County Health Care Agency, Orange County Women’s Health Project, Planned Parenthood of Orange & San Bernardino Counties, Susan G. Komen - Orange County, Jackie Tran, MPH, University of California, Irvine, Michelle Wynne, MSW, and YWCA of North Orange County.


Click the following to read the 2014 Policy Briefs and/or view the PowerPoint presentations from the 2014 Women's Health Policy Summit:

Breast Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Health & Domestic Violence
Teen Reproductive Health

Breast Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Health & Domestic Violence
Teen Reproductive Health

Sarah Efthymiou, Esq. - Staff Attorney, Public Law Center

Alejandro A. Huerta - Manager of Public Policy & Community Engagement, California Family Health Council

10 Steps to Developing an Advocacy Campaign
(by Alejandro Huerta, California Family Health Council)

1.  Identify the problem
2.  Identify possible solutions
3.  Check the political climate/landscape
4.  Select the "gold standard" solution
5.  Develop a messaging platform
6.  Identify key partners (drivers and passengers)
7.  Identify legislative leaders
8.  Develop a concrete action plan with a timeline and tracking mechanism
9.  Develop a concrete communications plan with sample content for traditional and social media (engage the opposition early)
10. Identify and approach targets (key decision-makers, champions, problem-solvers, direct influencers, and important constituents in legislator's districts)

UCI ICFV Community Launch – Click here for more information about the Community Launch