Online Program

Advocacy in Big Sky Country

Sunday, November 3, 2013 : 9:40 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Lora Wier, AD, Montana Public Health Association, Choteau, MT
This presentation will provide examples of how affiliate members have worked with APHA staff to advocate for important public health issues. Specifically, I will talk about the recent advocacy work the Montana Public Health Association has done during the Public Health Action Campaign, APHA's annual congressional summer grassroots advocacy campaign. Through this example, participants will understand how to most effectively use APHA tools to engage in advocacy activities.

Learning Areas:

Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate how MPHA pulled together their members to advocate for the goals of the PHACT campaign including through face to face meetings with members of Congress and their district staff and media advocacy (LTEs and Op-eds) in support of public health funding. Describe how we developed capacity to undertake activities.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have 34 years’ experience in public health. I have served as the chairman of the Montana Public Health Association Advocacy and Policy Committee for over 8 years.
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.

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