Adapting a priority list for advocacy according to local circumstances means selecting the right topic at the right time. Factors for the success of advocacy are:
- Motivation of those affected
- Timing advocacy for when change is possible, e.g. funding cycles, new policies, strategic or action plans being developed, restructuring in the health system
- Potential support from policy and decision makers: e.g. newly appointed ministers, senior bureaucrats, senior staff, politicians
- Public attention (e.g. GLBTIQ* events, legislative changes, elections).