3442.0 Public Health Advocacy for Prevention and Wellness

Monday, October 29, 2012: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Advocacy is a critical competency for health educators and an essential strategy in profession-wide efforts to foster improvements in individual and population health in all settings. This session highlights the public health advocacy efforts of several organizations and provides examples of engagement in advocacy by health professionals and community members on various prevention and wellness topic areas.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe similarities and dissimilarities in techniques used in public health advocacy campaigns. 2. Discuss involvement of community members and health professionals in public health advocacy work. 3. Describe media advocacy approaches to public health advocacy initiatives.
Frederick Schulze, DEd MCHES

Choosing your channel: Exploring tools for media advocacy
Lily Swartz, BA, Ann Whidden, MPH, Juliet Sims, RD, MPH, Phebe Gibson, BA and Bridget Kidd, MPHc

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Women's Caucus, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)