Online Program

Advocacy for Leaders: Affiliates in Action

Sunday, November 1, 2015 : 10:45 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

Timothy Gibbs, MPH, Delaware Academy of Medicine and the Delaware Public Health Association, Newark, DE
This session will help public health professionals realize ways they can have a voice in public health advocacy and effect change in meaningful ways. I will describe advocacy efforts made by the Delaware Public Health Association, and share lessons learned through the advocacy process and suggestions for successful advocacy.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Identify strategies for engaging in a successful advocacy campaign, including the use of social media.

Keyword(s): Advocacy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked in the public health and nonprofit sectors for over 32 years. I have been engaged in direct provision of care, advocacy, education and the effective leveraging of technology and social media. I have been the Executive Director of the Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association since 2007, after joining this 85 year old nonprofit in the summer of 2001 as their Director of Information Technology.
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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