Online Program

Public Health Advocacy: The Legal Basics

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 12:50 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Marice Ashe, JD, MPH, ChangeLab Solutions, Oakland, CA
This session is designed to help new and seasoned advocates understand the general ethics and legalities related to lobbying and advocacy. The presentation will address common advocacy and lobbying restrictions for employees in non-profit organizations and government agencies and the activities that public health advocates can participate in regardless of their employer and/or profession.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Compare different advocacy and lobbying activities, and identify the restrictions for employees in non-profit organizations and government agencies.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Marice Ashe is the Executive Director of ChangeLab Solutions (formerly Public Health Law & Policy), a nonprofit national technical assistance center offering public health leaders access to high quality legal resources for public health campaigns related to both chronic and communicable disease control. In this position she has launched and directs multiple pioneering efforts to improve public health outcomes through the use of law and policy.
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.