Effective Advocacy in the Context of Childhood Obesity Prevention

Course Description

Public health advocacy includes promoting education, processes and legislation that are designed to improve the general health of people living within a defined geographical location. The process of advocacy also involves identifying potential threats to the health of people living in the community and communicating to others to the seriousness of those threats. This training will help you develop advocacy skills and strategies that can be used in community advocacy.  Examples are presented in the context of childhood obesity prevention.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain when and why advocacy is necessary.
  • Develop a plan for advocacy.
  • Explore ways to display data to inform policy development, community engagement, and collaboration.

Learning Outcome

  • Advocate for policies, interventions, or resources to benefit the public health.

Duration: ~ 1 hour

Continuing Education Information: 1.0 CECH for CHES​; 1.3 CNEs for Nursing

CHES Provider number:  99036

This activity is co-sponsored with the University of Arizona's College of Nursing CPE Unit for 1.3 contact hours. The University of Arizona Continuing Professional Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Continuing Nursing Education Group, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Registration Link: https://moodle.publichealth.arizona.edu/course/view.php?id=242