19th Annual Advocacy Summit
SOPHE’s 19th Annual Advocacy Summit returned October 21-23 in Washington, D.C. with the theme: “Equipping and Empowering Advocates for Public Health.”
More than 110 attendees spent an engaging 2.5 days in skill-building workshops designed to develop and hone their advocacy skills, with the final day of the Summit spent visiting officials on Capitol Hill.
Sessions provided updates on priority areas from a diverse group of public health, education, and health equity experts.
“With the support of the conference, my summit attendees, and my advisor, I could go through my senator meetings with confidence in the knowledge and skills I had recently acquired. I am ecstatic to motivate others to attend a future Advocacy Summit to better themselves as future health educators.”
“Our Wisconsin group had a terrific experience. We had the opportunity to debrief and found some very valuable insights, afterthought, and significant growth in terms of advocacy skills and confidence. “
Keely Rees, PhD, MCHES