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National Consensus on Advocacy Instruction

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Lerner Center for Public Health Advocacy is spearheading this effort in collaboration with schools and programs of public health, philanthropies, public health associations, and advocacy groups. We will plan and execute a rigorous consensus building process to define public health advocacy and essential skills to operationalize it. This activity will be guided by a steering committee comprised of public health and advocacy educators, experts, and practitioners. We will confirm findings through iterative surveys to achieve field consensus.

Certificate Program

Public Health Advocacy Certificate Program

Certificate program coursework will allow students to engage deeply with core theories and skills in public health advocacy, and to augment these with an understanding of how to apply these in a variety of policy and geographic settings. The certificate program will complement students’ options for training in public health policy making with theoretical and practical insights into the role of advocacy in this process.

Summer Institute 2023

Public Health Advocacy: Grassroots Organizing for Policy Change

This course provides practical, in-depth skills and knowledge in a key advocacy approach: the principles and methods of community organizing and campaigning for policy and structural change. Learn how to mobilize the right people at the right time, with the right demands, to change public policies to promote health.