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Public Relations

Our Public Relations section provides resources to funded partners, such as press releases and media advisory templates, social media post recommendations, relevant message and data points, and informational/training webinars. In addition, we provide technical assistance in support of local partner events and activities.  

Be Better Field Guide

Family preparing healthy meal     Community event group dressed as fruit and vegetables

The Be Better Field Guide is a collection of local level promotions, media materials, community activities, and message points, all designed to help local health departments promote healthy eating and drinking, physical activity, and policy, systems and environmental change. You can access the Field Guide (PDF) by clicking here. Also, for an introduction to the Field Guide please view our webinar at this link.  

Champions for Change Recruitment and Orientation Guide

Image of community hands      Group of Champions during PA break

Part 1, the Champions for Change Recruitment Training, is designed to help LIAs recruit and promote Champions for Change in their local communities. Part 2, the Champions for Change Orientation Training, is designed to equip new Champions with the information and resources needed to be effective agents of change in their counties. You can access the Champions for Change Recruitment and Orientation Guide (PDF) by clicking here.

Additionally, the materials listed below are referenced in the Guide and are available by request. Please email: to obtain copies.

    •         Recruitment Training PPT presentation
    •         Orientation Training PPT presentation
    •         Champion profile image
    •         Who is a Champion for Change
    •         Champion Recruitment Questionnaire
    •         Champion Welcome Letter
    •         Media release form 
We are currently in the process of converting these documents and webinar to ADA web accessible formats. If you need assistance please contact us at





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