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Coming Up Rosie

rosie_picAnnouncing NACHC’s May National Community Health Advocate of the Month…And the award goes to…Ms. Rosie Armstrong, Executive Assistant (and advocacy superstar) at Community Health Services in Hartford, Connecticut. Rosie joined the CHS team just two years ago after spending more than ten years working in the Hartford non-profit world working to affect positive change in the lives of countless Hartford residents. Now a shinning beacon at CHS, Rosie recently jumped into full swing as the organizations Advocacy Team Leader, recruiting over 270 health center advocates. Thanks to Rosie and her large posse of advocates, U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and U.S. Rep. John Larson (D-CT) have been inundated with 250 emails each, asking for their support on critical HC Reauthorization policy (S.901 and HR 1343). WOW! But Rosie’s efforts don’t stop there! She is also spearheading advocacy contests, generating newsletters aimed at informing the community, and scheduling regular advocacy workshops. Rosie’s passion is to keep the community engaged, aware and excited about the power of advocacy to bring about change and improve lives.