Advocacy and policy encompasses not only raising public awareness (often about a particular issue) and creating or reforming policies, but also effectively implementing and enforcing of policies. Through advocacy at Lakeshore, we try to influence decision makers to change certain policy, to change public opinion or attitudes, and/or to mobilize resources for social change.
Our advocacy initiatives include local, national and global efforts. Check back frequently to learn about what’s new and how you can get involved.
Learn about our efforts in the local Birmingham area including Design 4 Disability and our High Efficiency Trail Assessment Project.Learn More
We’ve been involved in national and global campaigns and initiatives including the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities and the Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Walking.Learn More
The role of the advocate lies within each and every one of us. There are times when it is our responsibility to speak for many and there are times when you are empowered to be your own voice.