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Media Outreach

This page includes training materials and examples from states about how to reach out to your local media.

Texas LTCOP Presentation on Media Relations for Staff Ombudsmen

The Alaska State Long-Term Care Ombudsman contributes a regular column for "Senior Voice"
This online monthly publication that serves older Alaskans. This is a free and effective way to promote the long-term care ombudsman program, and highlight issues affecting long-term care residents. Sample contributions include:

If you are interested in contributing to a senior publication in your state, the North American Mature Publishers Association provides a list of publications by state. 

PowerPoint Presentation on Social Media
Delivering an Effective Message via Traditional and Social Media - PPT Presentation

The Times of Your Life: Aging with Respect and Dignity
Jonelle Roberts is a local long-term-care ombudsman serving Morgan County, CO. Starting with this one, she writes a weekly column about issues related to older adults and long-term care for the Times of Your Life section of the Fort Morgan Times.

To read recent articles of long-term care ombudsman programs in the news, click here.