21st Annual Advocacy Summit
Championing Health for Vulnerable Populations
October 19-21, 2019
Join SOPHE and fellow health education professionals and students for a 2½ day meeting to engage in effective advocacy for a common agenda at national, state and local levels.
- The Summit engages health education specialists to share advocacy training, materials, and resources.
- The Summit provides a learning environment for all levels of knowledge and experience.
Participants new to advocacy learn the basics to enhance their confidence. Seasoned advocacy veterans are exposed to advanced sessions.
Priority issue: Health education approach to opioid addiction and misuse
The Summit provides a learning environment for all levels of knowledge and experience. Participants new to advocacy learn the basics to enhance their confidence. Seasoned advocacy veterans are exposed to advanced sessions.
- Multiple sessions cover basic, intermediate and advanced-level advocacy training.
- Participants select sessions of interest in health policy and public health fields.
“Our Wisconsin group had a terrific experience. We had the opportunity to debrief and found some very valuable insights, an afterthought, and significant growth in terms of advocacy skills and confidence.”
Connect with a diverse group of health education specialists, public health professionals, undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in Washington, D.C.
“My biggest takeaway from the Summit is understanding the importance of being a strong and reliable advocate as this is essential to championing a cause that you care about.”
Alexis Wing, George Washington University
The Summit engages public health leaders to share advocacy training, materials, and resources. Following the Summit, participants are encouraged to continue advocacy efforts in their communities.
“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.”
Students, apply for a 21st Century Student Scholarship to attend the summit
For questions or additional information, contact Dr. Cicily Hampton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.408.9804.
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