Course Overview

"Building Community Leaders" is designed to get people comfortable advocating for change in various settings and to empower community members to make healthy changes in their communities. Adapted from the Parent Ambassador Training Program, a program of the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, this revamped training was originally designed to train parents in school districts on the West side of Maricopa County on the basic principles of public health and how they can create needed change in their local school districts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe public health and community health. 
  • Define advocacy.
  • List the steps to advocate for an issue.
  • Utilize a SWOT analysis to identify strengths and weaknesses within a community. 
  • Practice communicating effectively in various settings (meetings, communicating with the right people, limited time).
  • Identify the benefits of storytelling when advocating for an issue.

Duration: 60 minutes

Continuing Education Information:  1.0 Continuing Competency Credits for CHES

Created: 2/2022

Author(s): Maricopa County Department of Public Health and the Western Region Public Health Training Center

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health worked with The Arizona Public Health Training Center and The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona in the development of this curriculum. The Parent Ambassador Training Program curriculum was compiled by Martin F. Celaya and Sofía Gómez, MPA.