Campaign Shares Tools that Make Public Health Advocacy Easy Discussion.
Campaign Shares Tools that Make Public Health Advocacy Easy Discussion
Public health professionals are increasingly needed and expected to have a role in advocacy efforts. Imagine you have received an action alert from your local public health association asking you to contact your state senator and urge the lawmaker to support a bill that would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco to 21 years of age. How would you respond to the action alert? Refer to tips and suggestions provided by the American Public Health Association (APHA) Advocacy for Public Health webpage. What strategy or approaches would you implement to ensure effective communication with your state senator on this issue?
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Read “Health Policy, Ethics, and the Kansas Legislative Health Academy,” by Blacksher, Maree, Schrandt, Soderquist, Steffensmeier, and Peter, from American Journal of Public Health (2015).
Read “Public Health Without Fear of Consequences or Inconsequences,” by Buekens, from American Journal of Public Health (2017).
Read “State Health Department Employees, Policy Advocacy, and Political Campaigns: Protections and Limits Under the Law,” by Frattaroli, Pollack, Young, and Vernick, from Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics (2015).
Read “‘We Are Not Really Marketing Mental Health’: Mental Health Advocacy in Zimbabwe,” by Hendler et al., from Plos ONE (2016).
Read “Examining National and District-Level Trends in Neonatal Health in Peru Through an Equity Lens: A Success Story Driven by Political Will and Societal Advocacy,” by Huicho, Huayanay-Espinoza, Herrera-Perez, de Guzman, Rivera-Ch, Restrepo-Méndez, Barros, and Niño de Guzman, from BMC Public Health (2016).
Read “Social Movements and Public Health Advocacy in Action: The UK People’s Health Movement,” by Kapilashrami et al., from Journal of Public Health (2016).