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Bloomberg American Health Initiative Public Health Advocacy Seminar

Course Status

East Baltimore
3rd Term
Health Policy and Management
Academic Year
2023 - 2024
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
Thursday, 1:30 - 2:20pm
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Equips students with essential advocacy skills and real-world applications. Throughout the course, participants will gain insights into developing impactful campaigns for policy change, leveraging media for effective communication, and collaborating with legislators. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from public health experts, as they share their experiences in advocacy activities aligned with the Initiative's focus areas.
Provides an introduction to advocacy concepts and real-world applications. Provides foundational advocacy skills related to developing a campaign for policy change, leveraging the media, and working with legislators. Includes guest lectures from public health professionals participating in advocacy activities in each of the five Bloomberg American Health Initiative Focus Areas.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify and evaluate the application of public health advocacy strategies within the Initiative’s five focus areas
  2. Examine critical opportunities for public health policy change and consider fiscal, political, administrative, social, and legal factors
  3. Recognize how and when to use the tools of policy advocacy in a variety of contexts and content areas
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 50% Discussion
  • 50% Reflection
Enrollment Restriction
Only Bloomberg American Health Initiative Scholars permitted
Special Comments

This is the onsite section of a course also held virtually/online. You are responsible for the modality in which you register