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Session: Speaking Truth to Power: Advocacy in Action
3229.0: Monday, November 8, 2004: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Speaking Truth to Power: Advocacy in Action
The importance of advocacy has gained considerable attention within the field of public health in the last few years. Training sessions, manuals, and journal articles describe the principles of advocacy and urge practitioners to jump into the advocacy arena. This session will showcase the successes and failures of organizations in their quest to “speak truth to power” on a variety of public health issues. Particular attention will be paid to strategies for educating the media, policy-makers, and the public and the critical use of each of these to influence the policy process.
Learning Objectives: At the end of the session, the participant will be able to: 1. Describe at least three techniques used to bring one’s advocacy campaign to the attention of the media; 2. Describe at least three strategies used by these organizations to bring their message to policymakers; and 3. Discuss the role of the public in influencing public health policy.
Panelist(s):Angela Mickalide, PhD, CHES
Moderator(s):Regina Galer-Unti, PhD, CHES
12:30 PMSpeaking Truth to Power: Advocacy in Action  [ Recorded presentation ]
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Organized by:Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by:Socialist Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA