274559 Panel II: APHA Affiliate Advocacy Experience

Sunday, October 28, 2012 : 9:55 AM - 10:10 AM

Deborah Swanson, RN, BSN , Grand Forks Public Health Dept., Grand Forks, ND
The North Dakota Public Health Association has planned and implemented a “Public Health Day at the Legislature” designed to provide advocates with opportunities to interact with state legislators on a variety of public health issues. Advocacy training held in partnership with other health professional organizations provided advocates with skills necessary to support legislation such as public health funding and maintenance of tobacco prevention funding.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Identify successful strategies for engaging policymakers on public health issues. Describe the planning process used by an association to teach members advocacy skills.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I serve as the Past President and Affiliate Representative to Governing Council for the North Dakota Public Health Association. I was involved in planning and implementing “Public Health Day at the Legislature” and an advocacy training for the Association membership.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.