The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

3377.0: Monday, November 17, 2003 - 4:30 PM

Abstract #73282

Advocacy in Health Education

Susan Radius, PhD, CHES, Department of Health Science, Towson University, 141 Burdick Hall, Towson, MD 21252, William B. Cissell, PhD, CHES, Health Education, Texas Women University, PO Box 425499, Denton, TX 76204, Karen Moses, MS, RD, CHES, Student Health and Wellness, Arizona State University, 800 S Normal Lane, PO Box 872104, Tempe, AZ 85287, Sue Lachenmayr, MPH, SOPHE, One Chestnut Place, Lebanon, NJ 08833, Mark A. Temple, PhD, CHES, Department of Health, Illinois State University, Campus Mail 5220, Bloomington, IL 61709, and Kathleen Conley, PhD, Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Eastern Michigan University, 319B Porter Building, Ypsilanti, MI 48197, 734-487-7120, km_conley@yahoo.com.

ADVOCACY IN HEALTH EDUCATION

Roughly one year ago, the Coalition of National Health Education Organizations convened a meeting in Atlanta, GA to review and comment upon outcomes of the Coalitionís exploration of health education in the 21st century. As the meeting progressed, a sense of coordination emerged among the meetingís diverse participants. The purpose of this session is to continue and strengthen that coalition. Representatives of each CNHEO member (AAHE, ACHA, APHA/PHEHP, APHA/SHES, ASHA, ASTDHPPHE, ESG, SOPHE, SSDHPER) will comment on their organizationís goals with respect to health education, advocacy efforts, and ways that we as a profession might come together to more effectively advocate for ourselves and for the issues important to the field of health education. Distinctions will be made between advocating for the profession and advocating for the issues pursued by the profession. To expand learning opportunities, the session also will include discussion of distinctions between advocacy and lobbying; ways to minimize resources in pursuit of effective advocacy; how to teach advocacy; and the role of advocacy in the competencies of the effective and ethical health educator. The overall goal of these conversations rests in scrutinizing how we advocate for health education.

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Keywords: Advocacy, Health Education

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: not applicable
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

Advocacy in Health Education

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA