142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Overview - setting the stage for advocacy

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Saturday, November 15, 2014 : 1:40 PM - 1:50 PM

Drew Harris, DPM, MPH , Jefferson School of Population Health, Philadelphia, PA
The purpose of this overview is to provide a contextual framework for the half-day program. Key challenges in effective health policy advocacy that will be further explored by other instructors will be introduced. In particular, the importance of recognizing that sound science and demonstrated subject matter expertise is often not sufficient to effect policy changes will be discussed. Students will also be encouraged to share their concerns about the policymaking process.

Learning Areas:

Advocacy for health and health education
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe the importance of evidence-based health policy in improving health outcomes.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As a past-president of the NJPHA, APHA Executive Board member, and co-founder of the NJ Public Health Institute, I have led and participated in a diverse array of health advocacy campaigns, including providing direct testimony to state legislative committees. I teach the Health Policy Analysis and Advocacy course at JSPH and have authored numerous policy and opinion articles for the general public that appear regularly in the Wall Street Journal and Philadelphia Inquirer.
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.