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Policy Advocacy in Low and Middle-income Countries: Application for Real World Challenges

Course Status

East Baltimore
Summer Institute
International Health
Academic Year
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method
Start Date
Monday, June 13, 2022
End Date
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Class Time(s)
M, Tu, W, Th, 1:30 - 5:30pm
Auditors Allowed
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Are you looking to bring about change in policy for overlooked or under-appreciated public health priorities? Bringing about policy change requires a variety of approaches - learn about tools and best practices to help drive action in LMICs and to develop and implement an advocacy plan. This course will be part of the public health advocacy certificate.
Introduces fundamentals of policy advocacy with an emphasis on low- and middle-income countries. Reviews relevant frameworks, presents lessons learned from low- and middle-income countries case studies, and explains approaches for engaging both global and local stakeholders in influencing policy adoption or change. Provides students will skills necessary for developing and presenting an advocacy plan and to strengthen stakeholder engagement.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain the fundamentals of policy advocacy and available tools
  2. Report the value of developing a common vision and SMART objectives
  3. Analyze stakeholders and their role in the policy advocacy process
  4. Apply principles of advocacy to develop a policy advocacy plan
  5. Evaluate potential pitfalls and whether the elements of a good advocacy plan are present
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 25% Participation
  • 35% Group Presentation
  • 40% Policy brief