Full course description
Over the course of the past 20 years, the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) has trained more than 2,000 advocates at an annual Advocacy Summit. Using this expertise, SOPHE has developed an online advocacy course that covers not only advocacy skills but also other topic areas such as policy and systems change and working with partnerships and coalitions that are critical to public health advocacy. This program is offered through a partnership between the University of Maryland School of Public Health and the Society for Public Health Education.
SOPHE is excited to introduce the Advocacy in Action online course. The course consists of four modules:
• Introduction to Health Policy and Advocacy
• Setting an Advocacy Agenda for Policymakers
• Introduction to Coalition Building
• Developing & Implementing an Advocacy Day at the State and Local Level
This course will develop your advocacy skills by teaching you how to build broad support for your advocacy campaigns among community stakeholders and policymakers. Key topic areas and skills are covered in the four modules; they are approximately 30-60 minutes each using a combination of presentations, examples, videos, and self-examinations.
This course is available for available for 7.5 CEUs (non academic credits)