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Rocky Mountain High on Activism

Jennifer MorseJennifer Morse has been a dynamic leader in developing the advocacy efforts of Salud Family Health Centers and in sharing her grassroots advocacy strategies and tools with the other community health center advocates in Colorado. Jennifer is the Development Director of Salud, a health center that provides affordable primary health care services and operates out of six counties in northeastern Colorado. Jennifer is also a committed community health care activist and informal rainmaker when it comes to buildling grassroots momentum. First, Jennifer developed a detailed plan to build Salud’s advocate network that included goals and strategies. Making National Health Center Week a central part of Salud’s advocacy program was also a key goal, and partnering with community organizations and individuals. Jennifer also cleveraly developed an advocate “job description” called “Is there an ADVOCATE stirring within you?” to help employees understand what an advocate can do to help community health. Jennifer’s creativity and passion is creating a ripple of change in the Rockies. That’s why Jennifer is NACHC’s September Advocate of the Month.