Region V Public Health Training Center

Advocacy Communications for Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change

This is an all levels course offering CPH — Free
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3-5 minutes


3.00 hours


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This self-paced training covers the basics of developing an advocacy communications strategy and provides some practical opportunities to develop and deploy a strategy of your own. It features a number of interactive exercises, as well as a podcast component focused on the concepts of policy surveillance and legal epidemiology and tools to incorporate them into your work.

Reviewers say: "Account required, but easily set up."

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017.


What You'll Learn

  • Define policy, systems, and environmental change and the six phases to achievement
  • Identify steps needed to develop a policy/advocacy communications and engagement strategy
  • Recognize the possible roles of individuals, organizations, and coalitions in public health policy/advocacy communications and engagement strategy
  • Practice developing an advocacy communication plan

Competency Terms

Community Engagement
Advocacy for Public Health

Related Occupations

Public health - multiple occupations will benefit