International coalition-building for public health: A case study of bridging local communities to advocate for and advance global tobacco control policy
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Demonstrate the role of coordinated international public health coalitions in advancing both international and local tobacco policy Assess the impact of grassroots organizing in challenging transnational corporations in the international policymaking arena Define the precedent set by the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in advancing future public health and corporate accountability policymaking
Keyword(s): Advocacy, Tobacco Policy
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As Director of the Challenge Big Tobacco Campaign at Corporate Accountability International, I oversee advocacy efforts to challenge the tobacco industry's influence in international and local policymaking. As a coordinating member of the Network for Accountability of Tobacco Transnationals (NATT), I also oversee a global grassroots network of public health, human rights, environmental, and faith-based NGOs in almost 50 countries dedicated to protecting health policy from the vested interests of the tobacco industry.
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.