Clearinghouse Technical Assistance Guides are designed to meet the needs of individual consumers and consumer-run businesses and services. Each of our in-depth guides contains detailed and useful information and is based on extensive research. Our basic guides provide concise introductions to topics of importance to consumers. Copies of the guides can be mailed to you and our guides are also available for free download from our website.
The consumer movement has helped shape policy at the local, state, and national levels. This detailed guide provides an overview of important mental health issues and tactics for influencing policy, as well as a workbook for tracking political contacts. Selected Contents: The Healthcare System * State Legislatures * Federal Government * Writing Letters * Effective Meetings * Using the Media * Coalition-Building. 43 pp., 8 1/2 x 11.